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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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A loggia overlooking the pleached lime lawn had its fireplace reintroduced to create a warm place to enjoy on tranquil evenings.
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.
Or perhaps it's the tranquil canal and pond water features, inviting you to sit a while, or the double avenues of pleached limes, genus Tilia, where ladies once walked in the shade.
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.
The colonnade, incorporating a plaque commemorating 150 years of Savills will be flanked by Carpinus betulus (Hornbeam) hedging and further pleached Carpinus underplanted with Shuttlecock Ferns (Dryopteris wallichiana), that will frame the front of the garden.
Ornamentation also became increasingly popular and elaborate, and included statues, fountains, sundials and the pleached alle, which was a walk lined with a sort of hedge on stilts.