Whats the correct gardening term?

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  1. Sandy Ground

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    As title. What is the correct term for making "windows" in a hornbeam hedge? Does it still come under pleaching, or is something else used?

    Despite googling, I've not been able to find any photos, let alone what its called.
     
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      I don't know the term but think I can help with a photo. GC had a meet in East Anglia a few years back at East Ruston:



      GC Meet - Norfolk East Ruston / Will Giles !! 11-Aug-2013
       
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          Pity kristen isn't on here any more as would know the term for sure.
           
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            I think the proper term for it is 'cutting a window in a hedge' :whistle:

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                That would be creating a porthole aspect into the hedge.

                The ones depicted in this thread are not very creative.

                Cut one into the shape of a keyhole and name it, "What the butler saw".

                Obviously, on the other side would be a topiary naked lady.
                 
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                  ***Overheating alert***** Anyone got a bucket of cold water handy?:biggrin::heehee::phew:
                   
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                    I can't think of anything worse lol.. I must be getting old.
                    I'd prefer a round porthole with a standard fuchsia on the other side but then I'm square I guess :cat-kittyandsmiley:
                     
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                      pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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                      The correct term is "a hedge with a bloody great hole in it".;)
                       
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                        So I nipped next door and shaped their privet into this, just need to make the window on my side of the hedge when I get out of jail ...

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