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.
RELAXING SWEET SCENT OF FLOWER IN THE NEW GARDEN (新しい庭の甘い香りにうっとり)
In the new garden, Pittosporum tobira (Japanese Cheesewood) is in bloom.
Its creamy white flowers has strong sweet scent,
and it relaxes us when we pass by.
It locates between the brick wall and compost bins.
When we go through the iron arch beside the brick wall,
the standard tree is just in front of us.
Black butterfly with blue bands (bandGraphium sarpedon)
really love this flower.
Several butterflies visited and sucked nectar in front of me.
Pittosporum tobira is native in east Asia including japan.
It is evergreen, and dioecious.
The plant in our garden is male.
Looking from the compost bins in the new garden