Country estate in the Southern Highlands

Country estate in the Southern Highlands

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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.

Saturday, 6 October 2012

This week at Lynwood

Every photo tells a story. Make sure you take a peek at The Old School Masters House where you can see where our great friend Ingrid paid us a visit and took some great shots. Her blog is adorable!

This week at Lynwood we had some welcome rain, and spring is finally getting warmer.

Espaliered heirloom apples form a fence - the perfect spot for a spring breakfast on a warm morning.

and here's a busy bee working hard in the blossom.

John has finished the hedging around the kitchen garden - it's as straight as a die !

First we have the snow drops, then freesias & lastly bluebells, just about finished - here they are beside John's hedge.

Pleached lindens just coming in to leaf, with the hornbeam hedge on the outside.

and here are some more views of the hornbeam walk.

Espaliered sasanqua, and citrus tunnel, in the kitchen garden, with blue wisteria on the coach house in  the background.

Here's another shot of the blue wisteria, together with the tulips (Queen of the Night).

This is the entrance to the kitchen garden.

Cottage garden about to come into bloom.

Espaliered apple on the side of the cottage.

pale pink wisteria on the old cow bales - a good place on winter afternoons with the fire going and  a cup of tea

Wavy escalonia hedge

Another pale pink wisteria, on the kitchen verandah (that's me on the left).

Bella and I with Ku Chin, Mrs McGregor, Harriet and Henrietta (I'm on the right). 


  1. Exquisite! I've just been watching a programme on the Italian Renaissance gardens and the reliance on green (hedging prinicipally), and like it very much indeed. You have elements of that interpretation, which I like a great deal too.

  2. Was it Italian Gardens by Monty Don? If you haven't seen that try to get the DVD it is wonderful and he is as charming as always.

    1. Yes, it was. Also seen his programmes on 80 Gardens around the world, including Australia, and one familiar to me: Kennerton Green in Mittagong, where I have stayed.

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  4. Lovely Photos... looking so pretty in Spring!!

  5. Wow, lovely gardens, absolutely the things of my dreams. I've only recently discovered you blog but loving it and raving to everyone about your gardens and house and the lovely homes of your city friends. Great stuff!

  6. OH dear Lord!

    What a sensational blog!
    Divine beyond!

  7. Gosh your garden is amazing. I love the espaliered apples and the hornbeam walk - what a labour of love.