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.
MULBERRY JAM AGAIN THIS YEAR (今年も桑の実ジャム)
Mulberry fruits have ripen earlier than last year,
and we made jam for the first time this year.
We laid a large blue tarpaulin under the mulberry tree,
and I swung its branches by using a long bamboo pole.
Fruits fell on the sheet,
and we selected ripen fruits.