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.
PLANTING PINE PLANTS AT THE SEASHORE AND SURFERS IN WINTER (松原の植林と冬のサーファー)
There is many beautiful seashores in our area,
and one of the best ones is Niginomatsubara, length of which is about three miles
with a pine-tree belt for protecting fields from very strong north wind in winter.
Several years ago, more than 90 percents of the pine trees
died of pine wilt disease caused by pests called nematode worm.
Everyone who lives were shocked by this astonishing event.
Young pine plants have been planting since last year
by the local government, and we expect the pine area restore in 20 or 30 years.