Anglo Saxon Landscapes During the Norman Conquest

The introduction of the Normans in the second half of the eleventh century irreparably transformed The Anglo-Saxon lifestyle.Anglo Saxon Landscapes Norman Conquest 057862912369871468.jpg At the time of the conquest, the Normans surpassed the Anglo-Saxons in building design and cultivation. Still, home life, household architecture, and decoration were out of the question until the Normans taken over the general population. Because of this, castles were cruder constructions than monasteries: Monasteries were frequently important stone buildings set in the biggest and most fertile valleys, while castles were erected on windy crests where their citizens dedicated time and space to tasks for offense and defense. Gardening, a peaceful occupation, was impracticable in these unproductive fortifications. Berkeley Castle is perhaps the most complete model in existence at present of the early Anglo-Norman style of architecture. The keep is rumored to have been conceived during the time of William the Conqueror. A big terrace intended for strolling and as a way to stop attackers from mining below the walls runs around the building. On one of these terraces lies a charming bowling green: it's covered in grass and flanked by an old yew hedge that is created into the shape of rough ramparts.

Your Herb Container Garden: An Introduction

A lot of gardeners notice that they are drawn to learning more about herbal plants as they are painless to grow and fun to use in cooking. Natural herbs are very straight forward to grow indoors or outdoors and offer near-instant gratification, they are utilized in marinades, sauces, soups and other great recipes. An herb garden is easy to maintain with minimum daily care, and planter gardens and potted herbs can be easily moved inside once autumn frosts begin, making it possible to maintain an herb garden all year long. Since perennial natural herbs don't die easily or require replanting every end of the year, they are a practical (and fun) addition to your garden. Your flavor and texture preferences in cooking with herbs are key considerations in determining which herbs to grow. Consider the dishes you want when selecting which herbs to plant in your garden. For instance, if you cook a lot of Italian food you may want to plant basil and oregano. If you like Latin food, select cilantro. The location of your herb garden will identify what herbs can be planted and how long they will survive. If you live in a mild climate it may be much better to plant right into the ground due to the warmer winter seasons and cool summers.Herb Container Garden: Introduction 14774576666905.jpg This makes your property look beautiful without the problem of making or buying planters. Plants often expire or become dormant because of exposure to the extreme weather. As a result, many people have preferred for planters because they are flexible and practical.

Landscape Fountains: An Ideal Decor Accessory to Find Tranquility

Your mood is favorably influenced by having water in your yard. The trickling sounds coming from your fountain be helpful in masking any bothersome sounds in your surroundings. This is a place where you can relax and enjoy nature. Considered a great healing element, many water therapies use big bodies of water such as seas, oceans and rivers in their treatments. So if you desire a little piece of heaven nearby, a pond or fountain in your own garden is the answer.

The Many Reasons to Add a Fountain

The area outside your residence can be enhanced by adding a wall or a garden fountain to your landscaping or garden project. Contemporary artists and fountain builders alike use historical fountains and water features to shape their creations. You can also reinforce the connection to the past by incorporating one of these to your home's interior design.Many Reasons Add Fountain 076390034910305.jpg The benefit of having a garden fountain goes beyond its beauty as it also attracts birds and other wildlife, in addition to harmonizing the ecosystem with the water and moisture it releases into the atmosphere. For example, birds lured by a fountain or birdbath can be helpful because they fend off annoying flying insects.

The space required for a cascading or spouting fountain is substantial, so a wall fountain is the perfect size for a small yard. Either a stand-alone fountain with an even back and an attached basin placed against a fence or a wall, or a wall-mounted style which is self-contained and hangs on a wall, are some of the options from which you can choose. Make certain to include a fountain mask to an existing wall and a basin to collect the water at the bottom if you want to put in a fountain to your living area. The plumbing and masonry work necessary for this type of work requires expertise, so it is best to hire a skilled person rather than do it yourself.

The Wide Array of Wall Fountains

Having a wall fountain in your garden or on a terrace is excellent when you seek to relax.Wide Array Wall Fountains 75800617194.jpg You can also make the most of a small area by having one custom-made. Whether it is stand alone or fitted, you will require a spout, a water basin, internal piping, and a pump. There are any number of different types available on the market including traditional, contemporary, classical, or Asian.

Stand-alone wall fountains, commonly known as floor fountains, are noticeably big and feature a basin on the ground.

It is possible to incorporate a wall-mounted water feature onto an already existent wall or built into a new wall. Incorporating this kind of water feature into your landscape brings a cohesiveness to the look you want to attain rather than making it seem as if the fountain was merely added later.