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.
BEES HAVE COME TO OUR GARDEN (ハナバチたちがやってきた)
It was warm in average this month, and many plants have started flowering.
Hardenbergia is in full bloom for a couple of weeks,
and many bees have come to those flowers.
Bees are essential for pollination,
and we owe them a lot;
especially pollinating fruit flowers such as blueberry.
In the meadow behind fences of the border garden,
native wild berry (Rubus hirsutus) is bearing white flowers.
Bees are busy flying from one flower to another.
We can enjoy its red fruits in May.