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 (plēch, plāch)
tr.v. pleached, pleach·ing, pleach·es
1. To plait or interlace (branches or vines, for example), especially in making a hedge or an arbor.
2. To shade or border with interlaced branches or vines.

[Middle English plechen, from Old North French plechier, probably from Latin plectere; see plek- in Indo-European roots.]


having interlaced stems or boughs
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uk/erddig) This 1,200-acre landscaped pleasure park, designed by William Emes, features a fully restored 18th century garden with avenues of pleached limes, colourful herbaceous borders, trained fruit trees and formal hedges.
Other stand-outs include tranquil canals and ponds along with the double avenues of pleached limes which invite you to stay a while in their shade.
There is a traditional walled garden, partly planted parterre style with box and sage hedges, cherry trees, a pleached beech hedge, herbaceous borders and a rose covered walkway.
There were nice touches, with the pin cushion box, pleached plane trees and an amazingly lush lawn in The Telegraph garden and No Man's Land's wonderful story of the First World War trenches.
returning from my walk, The pleached frazzled asphalt
Geometric paths in a variety of natural stones featured in a number of gardens, fringed by billowing perennials, meadow flowers, rushes and grasses, with pleached trees and other visual stunners, including birch, providing both height and architecture.
Low-level topiary and pleached copper beech trees provide structure and beautiful colour all year round, as the copper beech leaves turn a stunning golden colour over winter.
Geometric patterns, formed by expertly trained stems and branches of espalier and cordon trained apple and pear trees, line out the garden walls and skeletal topiary of pleached lime tree avenues.
Thevenot also encourages novice gardeners to become familiar with other living architecture found in garden design, including topiary and pleached plants.
The black marble ceiling of the external undercroft is chaste rather than ironically fascistic, reflecting and inverting people and the birches and pleached plane trees in Aldermanbury Square.