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can anyone tell me what is the best kind of fig tree to buy for a wettish ,mild climate here in west Wales,i find the garden centers tend to not know much about them , my ex neighbour in Nottingham had a cracker full of fruit but,is no longer there, anybody got a name of a good one i can try and find any hints on looking after it when i do get one hopefully cheers
You could try googling it. This site looks useful http://www.readsnursery.co.uk/fig-trees-tips-and-advice-on-how-to-grow-fig-bushes-in-uk-gardens/.
I use to have a Brown Turkey fig that did very well but it was in a pot in full sun and in Hampshire so not sure how it whether it would be good in Wales.
nice one many thanks for that folks Turkey it is then ,,hope its sunny
4711, have you been to Farmyard Nursery in Llandysul? No shortage of good advice there. I like the fact you said the climate was wet - ISH in West Wales. That amused me!
I had an excellent Brown Turkey growing against a west-facing wall here in West Wales.
I suggest you get your hands on a RHS fruit book. There are quite a lot of things that have to be done for a fig tree. Pinching out shoots, removing dead figlets,feeding, etc.
welshonion u got to remember im a northener from the midlands and since iv been here the suns been doing a miners, so wet it is then so far, but what a lovely place and im amazed at how friendly people are here in Tenby, so all your advice im going to follow many thanks and good luck
You should be fine in sunny Tenby. I'm a bit north of you overlooking the Preselis. The extra altitude makes a difference.
Farmyard Nurseries have a website and I think they are outside M&S in Carmarthen on a Wednesday.
They are well worth a trip up to Llandysul at the weekend, perhaps.