Pets and Fountains

The Influence of the Norman Conquest on Anglo Saxon Garden Design

Influence Norman Conquest Anglo Saxon Garden Design 0926063401993.jpg The Influence of the Norman Conquest on Anglo Saxon Garden Design The advent of the Normans in the latter half of the 11th century significantly transformed The Anglo-Saxon ways of living. The Normans were better than the Anglo-Saxons at architecture and horticulture when they came into power. But nevertheless home life, household architecture, and decoration were out of the question until the Normans taken over the general population. Castles were more fundamental constructions and often built on blustery hills, where their tenants devoted both time and space to practicing offense and defense, while monasteries were major stone buildings, mostly situated in the widest, most fertile hollows. Gardening, a quiet occupation, was unfeasible in these fruitless fortifications. Berkeley Castle is most likely the most intact model in existence nowadays of the early Anglo-Norman style of architecture. It is said that the keep was developed during William the Conqueror's time. As a strategy of deterring attackers from tunneling within the walls, an immense terrace encircles the building. One of these terraces, a charming bowling green, is covered grass and flanked by an ancient yew hedge trimmed into the figure of crude battlements.

Your Outdoor Living Area: A Great Place for a Garden Fountain

Your Outdoor Living Area: A Great Place for a Garden FountainOutdoor Living Area: Great   Place  Garden Fountain 377516441029598.jpg You can improve your outdoor area by including a wall fountain or an outdoor garden water feature to your yard or gardening project. Any number of current designers and fountain craftsmen have found ideas in the fountains and water features of the past. As such, introducing one of these to your home design is a great way to connect it to the past. The advantage 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 emits into the atmosphere. For example, birds attracted by a fountain or birdbath can be useful because they fend off bothersome flying insects.

The space required for a cascading or spouting fountain is considerable, so a wall fountain is the perfect size for a small yard. There are two types of fountains to pick from including the freestanding model with a flat back and an attached basin set up against a fence or a wall in your yard, or the wall-mounted, self-contained variety which is hung directly on a wall. Be sure 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. It is best not to undertake this job on your own as professional plumbers and masons are more suitable to do this type of work.

Greece: Architectural Sculpture Even though the majority of sculptors were remunerated by the temples to adorn the elaborate columns and archways with renderings of the gods, as the period came to a close, it became more prevalent for sculptors to portray ordinary people as well mainly because many of Greeks had started to think of their religion as superstitious rather than sacred.... read more


Early Water Delivery Solutions in Rome Rome’s 1st raised aqueduct, Aqua Anio Vetus, was built in 273 BC; prior to that, inhabitants residing at higher elevations had to rely on natural creeks for their water.... read more


The Multiple Types of Wall Fountains You can find tranquility and quiet when you add a wall fountain in your garden or patio.You can have one custom-built to suit your specifications even if you have a small amount of space.... read more


The One Cleaning Solution to NEVER Use On Your Outdoor Fountains Appropriate care and regular maintenance are important to the longevity of water fountains.It is important to clean it out and remove any debris or foreign elements that might have gotten into or onto it.... read more


Landscape Fountains Defined A water feature is one which is a large element through which water runs.A simple hanging fountain or an intricate courtyard tiered fountain are just two examples from the broad range of articles available.... read more