“Not here,” she said, and in silence led the way to a pleached alley out of sight of the windows.
"Pleached alleys" were made with these fast-growing trees that submitted so successfully to severe pruning and training.
The European hornbeam was a favorite tree for making the "pleached alleys," of which old-world garden-lovers were proud.
Peaches picked in the pleached alleys of a closely set orchard are few, small and poor in quality.
Ragged, dendroid stems arise, dissipated above into a network most intricate, a "pleached arbor" if you please.
Pleached fruit trees, climbing roses, and purple clematis do their best to console the scene for its lost pieties.
In the old days the pleached alley was as familiar in English gardens as the pergola of the present age.
Very rarely he made notes: "Pleached—an invaluable word," is the only memorandum I have come across.
Wilfrid had seen something like it in a garden, where a walk was roofed in this way and called a “pleached alley.”
But he is equally at home in the gardens of the country gentlemen with their "pleached bowers" and "leafy orchards."