Water Features
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Anglo-Saxon Grounds at the Time of the Norman Conquest

The arrival of the Normans in the 2nd half of the 11th century irreparably altered The Anglo-Saxon lifestyle. The Normans were much better than the Anglo-Saxons at architecture and horticulture when they came into power. But there was no time for home life, domesticated design, and adornment until the Normans had overcome the whole realm. Most often built upon windy summits, castles were straightforward constructs that permitted their inhabitants to devote time and space to offensive and defensive programs, while monasteries were rambling stone buildings generally added in only the most fecund, extensive valleys. Gardening, a placid occupation, was unfeasible in these unproductive fortifications. The purest example of the early Anglo-Norman style of architecture existent presently is Berkeley Castle. The keep is said to date from William the Conqueror's time. A large terrace meant for strolling and as a means to stop attackers from mining below the walls runs about the building. A picturesque bowling green, enveloped in grass and surrounded by battlements clipped out of an ancient yew hedge, forms one of the terraces.

The Many Types of Wall Water Fountains

Putting a wall fountain in your yard or patio is ideal when you want to relax. Even a little space can include a custom-built one. A spout, a water basin, internal piping, and a pump are vital for freestanding as well as mounted varieties. Traditional, contemporary, antique, and Asian are just a few of the styles from which you can choose.Many Types Wall Water Fountains 057862912369871468.jpg

Freestanding wall fountains, otherwise known as floor fountains, are considerably big and feature a basin on the ground.

It is possible to integrate a wall-mounted fountain onto an already existing 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.