Welcome to ‘A Blog of Two Gardens’!

I’m Phao Hewitson, amateur gardener, aspiring writer and photographer and I’d love to invite you into our gardens!

With my husband Chris, we are the optimistic, amateur custodians of gardens in the West Mids and South Wales. Optimistic because we always expect results, amateur because we are so often misguided! It never really matters because just being part of the growing seasons although sometimes frustrating, is nearly always fun, rewarding and above all, healthy (in so many ways!). Take some time to enjoy it with us…..

A Firethorny (Bonfire) Night

It’s November 5th and concealing a lethal threat and fiery qualities at this time of year, pyracantha can be…

Six Jobs for Saturday

It’s a glorious time of year for colour in our parks and gardens and fortunately as there are so…

Gardeners – Why blog?

Looking for inspiration? Or seeking to inspire others? We gardeners, being creative by nature, avidly scour plant encyclopaedias, books…