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.
WILD LIFE ON PLANTS (庭の生き物たち)
This morning I found some wild life on flowers.
In the kitchen garden, a small beetle was walking on a pink dahlia flower.
This beetle, a black cucurbit beetle, is harmless to most plants in the garden,
however, it looks like a rose sawfly (Arge pagana), which is a typical pest of rose, and it is important to distinguish it from the sawfly.
Black Cucurbit Beetle (Aulacophora frontalis)
There was another insect on a orange dahlia.
This grasshopper eats leaves of many plants in the garden.
Most leaves of this dahlia have already been eaten.
Grasshopper (Atractomorpha lata)
On a flower of Rosa 'Scarborough Fair', there was a tree frog (Hyla japonica).