Wyrtig

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OE wyrtig, adj: Garden-like, full of plants;
On anum wyrtige hamme, Homl. Skt. ii. 30:312
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Early continental gardens

 

 

Gardens of Iron Age Britain

Gardens of Roman Britain

Continental sources on gardens

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Charter landscapes: Anglo-Saxon England

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