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.
BLUEBELL GARDEN IN LATE AUTUMN (晩秋のブルーベルの庭)
In the bluebell garden beyond the iron rose arch beside the brick wall,
leaves of the cherry have already fallen
and the Japanese maple has turned its leaves orange-red.
At a plot where hundreds of English bluebell bulbs were planted two years ago,
we weeded and mulched with horse manure.
Seed pods of Hibiscus mutabilis split and seeds in the pods are scattered.
At the top of the garden, globe artichoke is growing