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.
VIVID ORANGE RED TRUMPET VINE FLOWERS STARTED TO BLOOM (咲き始めた鮮やかな赤橙色のノウゼンカズラの花)
It was sunny today, and a sunny day is precious in the rainy season.
We did some gardening jobs in the morning and evening,
because it is too hot in the middle of the day.
From the window,
we can look at the orange red flowers of trumpet vine (Campsis radicans),
which started to bloom this week.
It flowers three meters high over the fence behind the border.
On the left side of the border, Echium candicans bears seed heads,
and catmint is still flowering under the Echium.
Look closely, there are small black seeds in the seedheads.
On the right side of the border, salvia guaranitica is in bloom.
In addition to it, agapanthus and chaste tree bears flower buds,