Water Features
St Louis Michigan

Anglo Saxon Gardens During the Norman Conquest

The Anglo-Saxon way of life was considerably changed by the introduction of the Normans in the later eleventh century. The talent of the Normans exceeded the Anglo-Saxons' in design and agriculture at the time of the conquest. But home life, household architecture, and decoration were out of the question until the Normans taken over the rest of the population. Because of this, castles were cruder buildings than monasteries: Monasteries were usually significant stone buildings located in the biggest and most fecund valleys, while castles were erected on windy crests where their citizens dedicated time and space to tasks for offense and defense. Relaxing pastimes such as gardening were out of place in these destitute citadels. The early Anglo-Norman style of architecture is represented in Berkeley Castle, which is perhaps the most unscathed example we have. The keep is rumored to have been developed during the time of William the Conqueror. An enormous terrace encompasses the building, serving as an obstruction to attackers attempting to dig under the castle walls. On 1 of these terraces sits 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.

Garden Water fountains: An Ideal Decor Accessory to Find Peace

Your state of mind is favorably influenced by having water in your garden. The noise in your neighborhood can be masked by the delicate sounds of a fountain. This is a place where you can entertain yourself and experience nature. Water treatments are common these days and often take place in the mountains or near beaches and rivers. So if you desire a tiny piece of heaven nearby, a pond or fountain in your own garden is the answer.