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In the garden this month

March 2018

It has been an eventful start to March with a generous helping of snow at Fulham Palace making things in the garden very photogenic all over again.   Spring is therefore slightly on hold and our cheery bulb displays will soon be well into action.

The snowdrops and crocus will be over but get replaced with daffodils of many varieties and we can see the blue bells shooting up along the moat walk.   If you go down our main drive, you will see the delightful displays in the paddock.  This is the area along the main entrance drive of the Palace, towards the Tudor Courtyard – so called as it was once a place for horses to graze.

The Cherry plum Prunus cerasifera in the Walled Garden will be in full bloom in March.  Our bee hives are showing activity and will be enjoying the early camellia blossoms in the Palace grounds.

We are well into our Phase 3 Restoration project.  This month a new permanent path is being built along the south of the walled garden and up to the All Saints Churchyard.  The path represents a historic walkway that was once here at Fulham Palace in the 19th Century.

March brings much horticultural excitement with the main bulk of seed sowing for the vegetable garden happening over the next coming weeks.  The vinery has had its deep clean, pots are washed and the potting shed is tidy and organised.   Outside, most of the vegetable beds have been mulched with garden compost and ready to be raked for sowing.  The broad beans have overwintered well and will soon need netting to protect from the birds and are starting to bud up.  In simple terms, it is all about to kick off (once the snow melts)!

Lucy Hart

Head Gardener


In the garden this month
In the garden this month
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