Country estate in the Southern Highlands

Country estate in the Southern Highlands

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Southern Highlands, NSW
Welcome to my world. I am a young Shi Tzu puppy who lives in considerable comfort at Lynwood Farm with THEM. I’m fascinated by the way people live - in the rooms they build, the gardens they plant, the treasures they collect and the comfort they create. THEY give me the complete run of the house, so I will be able to show you lots of pictures of life at Lynwood.

Wednesday, 29 February 2012


 The word "espalier" is a French word, pronounced as "es-pal-yer." It is derived from the Italian word "spalliera" which means to rest against a shoulder.

camellia on the coach house, prior to its annual prune (see below)

THEY think espaliered trees add structure to the garden. I think they make it easier for smalls, like my friend Inigo & his sister Illa, to reach during harvest time.

In the apple circle, the nine different varieties of heritage apples (from Woodbridge Fruit Trees in Tasmania) were trained on to a rustic wooden fence, made from old tree trunks & branches, now the apples are the fence.
The apples are from dwarfing root stock, and ripen in sequence over a seven month period.

Woodbridge are very generous with their tips on getting started with espaliers.

Another espalier apple, on the side of the cottage.
orange & lemon tunnel in the making, resting against a willow frame

This is the camellia half way through its annual pruning - HE gets very cross if people think HE was an orthodontist in a previous life.

cherries against a drystone wall
breakfast room: "espalier" wallpaper by pierre frey, tablecloth from Pigott's Store, repro chairs of no consequence, painted white.
photograph Mark Jones

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for a wonderful tour of the garden yesterday in the beautiful Southern Highlands weather! You have both done an amazing job and it was lovely to chat with you!