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.
THE FIRST LEAVES OF BLUEBELLS (ブルーベルの芽)
I found the first leaves of the bluebell appearing in the wooden container,
which I planted bulbs in October.
So, I went to the new garden where I also planted a number of bluebell bulbs
in order to check if their leaves broke through.
And I found the first leaves, too.
The nursery man said that the bulbs are English bluebells' when I bought them, however,
I was not sure because it is said that Spanish and hybrid bluebells look similar.
As the leaves I saw in our garden were narrow and curled at the tip,
they must be definitely English bluebell (Hyacinthoides non-scripta), I think.
I am looking forward to their blue flowers in Spring.