The Niwaki Garden
22nd June 2017 : Jake's garden at home tends to get neglected a bit these days - weeding never has been his strong point - but it looks nice at this time of year. Pride of joy is the row of Cryptomeria japonica daisugi, behind the box waves. This was taken last night, the summer solstice, just before dark - the… Read More
June: Box Clipping!
2nd June 2017 : June! All over the land, people are rummaging through their sheds, shaking out their pruning sheets and oiling down their shears, all the while casting anxious glances at the dark clouds above - getting ready, in short, for box clipping. Derby Day (Epsom, not Kentucky) is seen as the green light… Read More