My wife and I started gardening in Fukuoka (Japan) in 2003. There was nothing but muddy clayey sloping land. At the beginning we made several structure such as steps and paths, and planted turf, fruit trees, roses, herbs etc.
In 2010, we visited several famous English gardens, including Sissinghurst Castle Garden, Mottisfont Abbey Garden and Hidcote Manor Garden. We were shocked by the glory of those gardens. Since then, we have been trying to make little but glorious gardens by ourselves.
PURPLE FLOWERS OF GLORY BUSH (紫紺野牡丹)
The glory bush in our garden flowers in winter.
Last spring, we transplanted it from the central bed of the main garden
to the slope between the main garden and the potager.
It has started to bloom in December,
and will continue to flower until Early spring.
Deep purple petals look so stunning
It locates beside the steps between two garden rooms.