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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 when he described such a fence in The Fortunes of Nigel.

Two examples of a living fence attained by pleaching (or plashing), a technique of interweaving living and dead branches through a hedge for stock control. Trees are planted in lines, the branches are woven together to strengthen and fill any weak spots until the hedge thickens. Branches in close contact may grow together, due to a natural phenomenon called inosculation, a natural graft. Pleach also means weaving of thin, whippy stems of trees to form a basketry effect.

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BELGIAN FENCE ESPALIER

Espaliered Apple Trees as a fence

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This is the coolest thing. It is a propagator that allows a person to start a plant from another living plant without taking a cutting. It grows roots on the cutting when it's still on the mother plant.

Smoke bush - this is a wonderful bush for the garden. The blooms are very airy, thus the name smoke bush. Also changes colors with the seasons. Highly drought tolerant, tree/shrub

Awesome!! Pallets slipped over fence posts for a quick and cheap fence, could use for making dog kennels or just as a neat fence

Dwarf Banana Tropical Flair for Your Home Imagine plucking tasty 4-in. bananas from your very own tree! 2- to 5-ft. plant adorned with large, glossy green leaves will produce fruit within 3-5 years. Potted