The Results of the Norman Conquest on Anglo-Saxon Garden Design

Anglo-Saxons encountered 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. But the Normans had to pacify the entire territory before they could focus on home life, domestic architecture, and decoration. Monasteries and castles served separate purposes, so while monasteries were massive stone structures constructed in only the most productive, wide dales, castles were set upon blustery knolls where the residents focused on learning offensive and defensive techniques.Results Norman Conquest Anglo-Saxon Garden Design 75800617194.jpg The serene method of gardening was impractical in these dismal bastions. The early Anglo-Norman style of architecture is represented in Berkeley Castle, which is conceivably the most unscathed example we have. It is said that the keep was created during William the Conqueror's time. As a strategy of deterring assailants from tunneling within the walls, an immense terrace encircles the building. A scenic bowling green, enveloped in grass and surrounded by battlements cut out of an ancient yew hedge, makes one of the terraces.

Keeping Your Fountain Tidy

To ensure that water fountains last a long time, it is important to practice regular maintenance. A typical concern with fountains is that they tend to gather dirt and debris, so it is vital that you keep it free from this. Also, algae tends to build up wherever natural light meets water.Keeping Fountain Tidy 14774576666905.jpg Either sea salt, hydrogen peroxide, or vinegar can be blended into the water to prevent this issue. Bleach can also be mixed into the water, but this is not an ideal option as it can harm birds or other animals.

A complete cleaning every three-four months is ideal for garden fountains. Before you can start cleaning it you must drain out all of the water. Then use a soft towel and gentle cleanser to scrub the inside. If there are any little grooves, grab a toothbrush to reach each and every spot. Make sure all the soap is completely rinsed off.

Calcium and fresh water organisms could get inside the pump, so you should disassemble it to get it truly clean. Soaking it in vinegar for a bit will make it easier to clean. Neither rain water nor mineral water contain components that will collect inside the pump, so use either over tap water if possible.

One final recommendation for keeping your fountain in top working condition is to check the water level every day and make sure it is full. Low water levels can damage the pump - and you do not want that!