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.
PRUNING & TRAINING KUMQUAT (金柑の剪定と誘引)
It was cold but fine today, and I pruned and trained a kumquat (Kinkan)
as a kind of fan to the wooden fence.
I cut branches that were growing directly towards or away from the fence,
and trained side-branches horizontally and tied them to the welded wire mesh.
This is, I think, a attractive way to grow tree fruit,
and takes up next to no room in the border.