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.
CURLY NEW LEAVES OF FERN PALM, WHICH REMIND ME SOMETHING (ソテツのカールした若葉、何かに似てるな・・)
Fern palm (Cycas revoluta, or Sotetsu in Japanese) is growing its new leaves
beside the parking lot of our house.
My wife cut old leaves about two weeks ago. Taking a closer look of them, a tip of each leaflet is curled・・・
Those spiral curls reminded me spit curls, which Ms. Lemon
in the TV drama series of 'Agatha Christie's Poirot' sported:)