Water Features
Aptos California

The Effect of the Norman Conquest on Anglo Saxon Gardens

The arrival of the Normans in the later half of the 11th century significantly transformed The Anglo-Saxon ways of living. Architecture and horticulture were attributes that the Normans excelled in, trumping that of the Anglo-Saxons at the time of the occupation. But before concentrating on home-life or having the occasion to think about domestic architecture or decoration, the Normans had to subjugate an entire population. Monasteries and castles served different purposes, so while monasteries were enormous stone structures constructed in only the most productive, wide dales, castles were set upon blustery knolls where the people focused on understanding offensive and defensive tactics. The tranquil method of gardening was not viable in these bleak bastions. The finest specimen of the early Anglo-Norman style of architecture existent in modern times is Berkeley Castle. It is said that the keep was introduced during William the Conqueror's time.Effect Norman Conquest Anglo Saxon Gardens 076390034910305.jpg As a strategy of deterring attackers from tunneling underneath the walls, an immense terrace surrounds the building. On one of these parapets is a picturesque bowling green covered in grass and enclosed by an aged hedge of yew that has been shaped into coarse battlements.

Use a Garden Fountain To Help Improve Air Quality

An otherwise boring ambiance can be livened up with an indoor wall fountain. Putting in this sort of indoor feature positively affects your senses and your general health. The research behind this theory endorses the fact that water fountains can favorably affect your health. Modern-day appliances produce positive ions which are balanced out by the negative ions released by water features. Indisputable favorable improvements in mental and physical health arise when negative ions overpower positive ions. A rise in serotonin levels is felt by those who have one of these water features making them more alert, peaceful and lively. Due to the negative ions it releases, an indoor wall fountain can improve your spirits and also eliminate impurities in the air. They also help to reduce allergies, pollutants as well as other types of irritants. And lastly, dust particles and microbes in the air are removed and lead to improved health.