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.
BOUQUETS AS GIFTS FOR NEIGHBOURS (ご近所へバラの花束の贈り物)
We cut climbing roses today,
and presented bouquets for neighbours
who helped us at the open garden last weekend.
They are sill very beautiful.
They include Rosa 'Pierre de Ronsard', 'Angela' and 'Summer Snow'.