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.
REPOTTING ECHIUM (エキウムの鉢増し)
A echium candicans seedling has grown large enough for a large pot,
therefore today we repotted it this morning.
As it is the hottest and driest season,
we took care not to jeopardize it roots and used a safe way to repot.
At first I added compost and fertilizer into a larger pot,
and then placed a pot of plant, added compost around the pot
and pressed compost to stabilize it.
The pot was then taken out, resulting a hole a bit larger than its root clump.
Finally, the root clump of the young echium plant was placed in the hole.
Compost was added into a gap, and that's it!
This is a simple and safe way to repot a plant.
The repotted echium was placed at the place once there was a dead plum.