The Outcome of the Norman Invasion on Anglo Saxon Gardens

The arrival of the Normans in the 2nd half of the eleventh century irreparably altered The Anglo-Saxon lifestyle. At the time of the conquest, the Normans surpassed the Anglo-Saxons in building design and cultivation. Nonetheless the Normans had to pacify the whole territory before they could concentrate on home life, domestic architecture, and decoration. Most often designed upon windy summits, castles were fundamental structures that permitted their inhabitants to devote time and space to offensive and defensive schemes, while monasteries were rambling stone buildings frequently placed in only the most fecund, broad valleys.Outcome Norman Invasion Anglo Saxon Gardens 8284179935088250502.jpg The calm method of gardening was not viable in these dismal bastions. The early Anglo-Norman style of architecture is exemplified in Berkeley Castle, which is conceivably the most untouched illustration we have. The keep is said to date from William the Conqueror's time. A spacious terrace intended for walking and as a way to stop enemies from mining below the walls runs about the building. On one of these parapets is a scenic bowling green covered in grass and surrounded by an aged hedge of yew that has been shaped into coarse battlements.

The Vast Array of Exterior Water Features

Is it possible for you to convert your yard into a haven of peace? You can benefit from a water feature by adding an outdoor fountain to your property and creating a place of tranquility.

The beauty of a spouting fountain can be observed when it sends a stream of shooting water into the air. Large, existing ponds can have one of these built-in without much trouble. You may have encountered one of these in a recreation area or an old mansion.Vast Array Exterior Water Features 34798491153862.jpg

Wall fountains are an perfect example of outdoor wall features. Even with a small yard, it is feasible to put in one of these water features. Wall fountains are not flashy water features as compared to a spouting fountain. It is straightforward process wherein a small jet of water pours outwards in front of a beautifully textured wall and then flows down only to be pumped up again.

Dependent on the look you have chosen for the garden, you could contemplate a themed fountain. In a rustic themed bungalow or yard, a traditional styled statue for your fountain could include cherubs holding the spout. Contemporary gardens, on the other hand, benefit from something more adventurous. Choosing what to do is entirely in your hands.

The main trait of a multi-tiered fountain is that water flows from a variety of different levels. Due to the water moving down its multiple levels, these are also called cascading fountains.

A considerable amount of space is needed for an outdoor fountain, so another option is to install a wall fountain or a pondless fountain. The reservoirs needed for these types of fountains are hidden underground which helps you better use your limited space.

Japanese fountains are believed to lend a sense of tranquility and well-being. The water flows through bamboo sticks in this type of water feature. A rustic bucket or shaped stone is placed at the bottom of this feature to collect the flowing water only to have the pattern repeated over and over again.

One of the many styles of fountain available is the glass fountain. A more conventional look is provided by trellis-style fountains which feature shaped metalwork. Water features such as these are best suited to yards with many sharp corners as well as modern-day forms and designs. A wondrous effect is produced when water streams down the sheets of glass. Colored LED lights are also included in some fountains to illuminate the water as it moves down the sheet of glass. The jagged surface of rock waterfall fountain creates an appealing façade as the water gently trickles downwards.

In a bubbling rock fountain, a big rock is drilled with holes and then filled in the middle with pipes. Low pressure is employed to push up the water which then bubbles and gurgles at the top. Flowing towards the base of the fountain, the water comes back as a slow dribble down the sides of the rock. This sort of fountain is ideally suitable for small gardens. Water is moved at low pressure in this type of fountain, so you can be assured knowing that it will not spray all over should the wind pick up.

Solar fountains have recently gained in popularity because they are powered by the sun. The reasons for this are diverse, from the absence of wires and the reduced complexities to the lower power bills and the beneficial impact on our environment. There is no need to settle on a specific model of outdoor solar-powered fountain because of the wide variety of styles found on the market.

Find Peace with Garden Fountains

Simply having water in your garden can have a considerable effect on your well-being. The noises in your neighborhood and surrounding area will be masked with the soothing sounds of a fountain.Find Peace Garden Fountains 53430235542810.jpg Consider this the spot where can you go to recreate yourself and become one with nature. Many therapies use water as a recuperation element, going to places such as the seaside and rivers for their remedies. Create the ideal sanctuary for your body and mind and get yourself a fountain or pond today!