It is always nice to get messages when the answer to one question provides an answer to someone else's question and they contact me to give details. Four years ago Chris sent me a post card of a house in Knebworth and asked if I could identify it.
Now Stephen, whose family has lived in the house since 1973, has written to say that when the house was built one of Lutyens' plans showed an orchard. While there are still two ancient apple trees Stephen was delighted to note that if you look carefully at the above picture you can see a number of what are almost certainly young fruit trees.
I have taken the opportunity to update the Homewood page by adding a brief reference to the flowers in the garden in 1931 and the description of this architecturally important house by Pevsner.