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

The arrival of the Normans in the second half of the 11th century substantially modified The Anglo-Saxon ways of living.Effect Norman Invasion Anglo-Saxon Garden Design 207025070414862650.jpg At the time of the conquest, the Normans surpassed the Anglo-Saxons in building design and cultivation. But there was no time for home life, domesticated architecture, and decoration until the Normans had conquered the whole realm. Castles were more standard designs and often erected on blustery hills, where their people spent both time and space to practicing offense and defense, while monasteries were considerable stone buildings, mostly positioned in the widest, most fruitful hollows. Gardening, a placid occupation, was impracticable in these unproductive fortifications. Berkeley Castle, potentially the most uncorrupted model of the early Anglo-Norman style of architecture, still exists in the present day. The keep is said to date from William the Conqueror's time. An enormous terrace encompasses the building, serving as an impediment to attackers intending to dig under the castle walls. On one of these terraces lies a quaint bowling green: it's covered in grass and flanked by an old yew hedge that is created into the shape of rough ramparts.

What Are Landscape Fountains Manufactured From?

Most modern garden fountains come in metal, although various other types exist. Metallic fountains, with their clean lines and sculptural accents, come in in a variety of metals and can accommodate any style or budget. It is very important that your landscape reflects the style of your home.

At present, copper is quite prevalent for sculptural garden fountains. Copper is used in cascade and tabletop water fountains as well as various other styles, making it perfect for inside and outside fountains. Copper fountains also come in a vast array of styles - from fun and eccentric to modern and cutting-edge.

If you are drawn to more traditional -looking water fountains, brass is probably for you. You will see a lot of brass fountains, as their interesting artwork makes them trendy even if they are on the more traditional side.

Perhaps the most modern of all metals is stainless steel. For an instant increase in the value and peacefulness of your garden, get one of the contemporary steel designs. As with any type of fountain, they are available in many sizes.Landscape Fountains Manufactured From? 076390034910305.jpg

For people who want the look of a metal fountain but prefer a lighter weight and more affordable option, fiberglass is the answer. Caring for a fiberglass water fountain is relatively easy, another benefit that consumers seek.