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The Effect of the Norman Invasion on Anglo-Saxon Garden Design

Anglo-Saxons felt extraordinary adjustments to their day-to-day lives in the latter half of the eleventh century due to the accession of the Normans. The Normans were much better than the Anglo-Saxons at architecture and horticulture when they came into power. Nonetheless the Normans had to pacify the whole territory before they could concentrate on home life, domestic architecture, and decoration. Castles were more fundamental designs and often erected on blustery hills, where their people devoted both time and space to exercising offense and defense, while monasteries were large stone buildings, mostly situated in the widest, most fertile hollows. The sterile fortresses did not provide for the quiet avocation of farming. The purest example of the early Anglo-Norman style of architecture existent in modern times is Berkeley Castle. The keep is rumored to have been developed during the time of William the Conqueror. As a method of deterring attackers from tunneling beneath the walls, an immense terrace encircles the building. On one of these terraces sits a quaint bowling green: it is coated in grass and flanked by an old yew hedge that is created into the shape of rough ramparts.

Your Herb Container Garden: The Basics

A lot of gardeners see that they are drawn to knowing more about natural herbs as they are simple to grow and excellent to use in cooking. They are amazingly simple to grow both indoors or outdoors, and offer instant gratification as you can use them in a variety of recipes including soups, marinades and sauces. Herbs are very simple to manage and often do not require daily care, but even better you can move these plants in the house with the pots to assure they are going to be able to survive the winter weather that tends to be cold and deadly for all plants. You can incorporate a lot of things in your backyard, including perennial herbs specifically because they don't need replanting at the close of the year and do not die easily. Your flavor and texture preferences in preparing food with herbs are key considerations in choosing which herbs to grow. Basil, oregano, and thyme are great herbs to plant if you enjoy cooking and eating Italian food. If you prefer Latin themed food, you may choose to plant cilantro instead. You must choose where your herb garden will be grown in order to determine which herbs will grow best. If you live in a mild climate, with warm winters and relatively cool summers, it may be easiest to plant straight into the ground. This makes your yard look beautiful without the trouble of making or buying planters. There is absolutely nothing you can do to get away from harsh climate conditions that might impact your plants. However, there is hope because planters can be transported indoors whenever there's bad weather outdoors so they are flexible and convenient for your herbs.

The Understated Appeal of the Water Wall Fountain

Your family and friends will appreciate the elegance a wall fountain brings to your decor. Having a wall water feature in your daily life not only stimulates the eyes with its loveliness but also your ears with the soothing background sounds it creates. Guests will walk away with a memorable impression of the appealing sights and relaxing sounds coming from it.

Even a living space with a modern style can be improved with a wall fountain.Understated Appeal Water Wall Fountain 01384832601.jpg If you want to accentuate your modern-day decor, look into adding one made of stainless steel or glass. Is the floor space in your residence or workplace scarce? The best option for you is a wall water fountain. They take up no room since they are hung on a wall. You may notice that many busy office lobbies have fountains. Wall fountains can be set up outside as well. Fiberglass or resin wall water features can be placed outdoors. Use water fountains made of these weather-proof materials to liven up your garden, patio, or other outdoor space.

Wall fountains can be made in a variety of different looks ranging from contemporary to classic and provincial. You can choose the best style based upon your individual tastes. The materials used to decorate a mountain lodge differ from that needed to embellish a high-rise apartment, the former perhaps requiring slate and the latter better served with sleek glass. Your individual decor plans determine the material you select. Fountains are features which no doubt impress those who visit your home.

The Advantages of Solar Outdoor Garden Fountains

Your garden wall fountain can be run by numerous power sources. Ecological solar powered fountains, which are now easily available, have replaced older fountains which run on electricity. Although solar run water fountains may be the most inexpensive long-term option, the initial expense is in fact higher. The most frequent materials used to make solar run water features are terra cotta, copper, porcelain, or bronze. This wide array of alternatives makes it easier to buy one which fits your interior design. Easy to upkeep and an excellent way to make a real contribution to the environment, they make wonderful additions to your garden sanctuary as well.

If you are searching for something visually pleasing as well as a way to maintain your house cool, indoor wall fountains are an ideal option. Applying the same methods used in air conditioners and swamp coolers, they are a great alternative to cool off your home. You can lower your power bill since they consume less electricity.

One way to generate a cooling effect is to fan clean, dry air across them. Using the ceiling fan or air from a corner of the room can help to enhance circulation. It is crucial to ensure that air is consistently blowing over the top of the water.Advantages Solar Outdoor Garden Fountains 578142444.jpg The cool, fresh air made by waterfalls and fountains is a natural occurrence. Merely standing in the vicinity of a large public fountain or waterfall will send a sudden chill through whoever is close by. Your fountain cooling system should not be installed in an area which is especially hot. Direct sunlight, for example, reduces the efficiency of your fountain to generate cold air.