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.
POTAGER IN LATE AUTUMN (晩秋のポタジェ)
Along the path beside the potager, there spreads Persicaria capitata (or Polygonum capitatum), leaves of which has turned red and it bears a number of small pink 'buttons'. They looks so cute.
In the raised beds surrounded with box headge, lavender grows well.