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By Janey


Hands up!! (Tilia platyphyllos (Big Leaf Linden)        Tilia Cordata)

The gardener at Normanby says they are Pleached Limes. Pleaching is a form of training and the species of Limes here are Tilia platyphyllos and Tilia cordata.



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Great shot!

1 Jan, 2009

 

Is there a lot of static around,lol

1 Jan, 2009

 

They look really strange Janey.

1 Jan, 2009

 

Great photo! I love Funkyfuchsia's comment about the static! <laugh>

1 Jan, 2009

 

Ha..ha.....they do look better fully clothed in Summer!

1 Jan, 2009

 

They remind me of the joshua tree in the southwest US. Must be pruned to form a break. Really freaky in winter....lol. Like undersea anemone or coral.

1 Jan, 2009

 

What variety of tree are they Janey?

1 Jan, 2009

 

they look amazing

1 Jan, 2009

 

Not sure what they are Dawnsaunt...but there is about 8 of them, yes to form a break like Gt says.....they are very old...I would say a couple of hundred years....and behind is the deer park with a walk to the lake. I will email the gardener there to find out!

2 Jan, 2009

Sid
Sid
 

Ha ha - love the title :-)

2 Jan, 2009

 

Would be interesting to know what they are Janey. Thanks,

2 Jan, 2009

 

They remind me of the triffids......

3 Jan, 2009

amy
Amy
 

Very funny Janey .. lol... a good photo !

3 Jan, 2009

 

These look fabulous!

3 Jan, 2009

 

I looked up 'pleach' and it means to plait or interlace.
Very good photo.
It got everyone's imaginations going ~
Triffids, static, undersea coral. :o)

5 Jan, 2009

 

Lady Janey - How did you scare them into putting their hands up?

7 Jan, 2009

 

Do you really wish to know, Gardening with the Enemy????

7 Jan, 2009

 

These poor trees look tortured...not sure...bout this...makes me wonder ....WHY? ...someone get bored or what?

8 Jan, 2009

 

Yes they do Cj.......my Mum hates anything like this and Bonsai trees. I think maybe when they were planted these large estates were copying French formal gardens and new ideas, like topiary...I love it but it's not the natural form of the shrub...I suppose it's a form of domestication in the garden.

8 Jan, 2009

 

Speaking of imaginations TT, this reminds me of the Fangorn Forrest and the walking talking tree-shepard in the movie 'Lord of the Rings, The Two Towers..... I love this photo !

11 Jan, 2009

 

Great photo. We don't get enough trees on here :o)

13 Jan, 2009

 

Wow that's cool! I've not seen trees trained like that before.

29 Jan, 2009

 

I'll take a pic of them in Spring Rydeboyz and see what they're like with leaves.

29 Jan, 2009

Sid
Sid
 

...they'll look like cheer-leaders with big pom-poms! :-)

30 Jan, 2009

 

They will be saying Help!!!!...Help!!!..I have been tortured...don't let them do it to anyone else!!!...waving their poor totured limbs like cripples..

Oh... you are still lovely...Pleached Limes....Your beauty may have been magnified by this plunder...but I do have to wonder what you looked like before?

30 Jan, 2009

 

Very beautiful trees Cj with heavily scented blossoms.......in Victorian times the large houses would have avenues of Limes for the carriages to drive up.

30 Jan, 2009

 

Sounds wonderful Janey..are there photos? I wonder on line?...of them in their natural state......I think I will have to have a look round...thank you for telling me of their history...it sounds so beautiful...

30 Jan, 2009



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