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  • Linda Kern

    Pleaching or plashing was common in gardens from the late Middle Ages until the 18th century. This technique is a kind of weaving of the branches of deciduous trees or shrubs to form a living fence. Sometimes branches woven together grow together, a natural grafting known as inosculation. Sir Walter Scott brought the technique back to popularity in England when he described such a fence in The Fortunes of Nigel. // Great Gardens Ideas //

  • Justin Wasylow

    Live Willow FENCE © Nicola Browne (Photographer) ... Pleaching or Plashing was common in gardens from the late Middle Ages until the 18th century. A kind of weaving of the branches of deciduous trees or shrubs to form a living fence. Sometimes branches woven together grow together, a natural grafting known as inosculation. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pleaching

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Pleaching or plashing was common in gardens from the late Middle Ages until the 18th century. This technique is a kind of weaving of the branches of deciduous trees or shrubs to form a living fence. Sometimes branches woven together grow together, a natural grafting known as inosculation. Sir Walter Scott brought the technique back to popularity in England.

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espelier-good idea for a green fence around our new basketball court