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Posted: 15/06/2017 at 13:23

I shall add that advice to my list. Thanks.


Posted: 15/06/2017 at 11:27

Thank you for that advise. Perhaps I took the tips out too soon and that is why I have plenty of fruit but only half a dozen leaves. The fruit seems to be doing well so far. I will get going with the tomato fertiliser though.


Posted: 15/06/2017 at 10:52

There seem to be different approaches to pruning a fig tree grown in a container. What is the correct way please?

Fig tree

Posted: 12/06/2017 at 09:28

Thank you for your replies. I have watered it more this year and we live in  a really wet area but I take your point Dovefromabove. I pruned the cross branches out in late winter and nipped out the very tips where the fruit developes  in spring. Can anyone advise on the correct way to prune a container grown fig tree?

Fig tree

Posted: 10/06/2017 at 10:15

My container fig tree has 20+ fruit on it but only half a dozen leaves. Is this due to the weather or the way I have pruned it?

Passion flower

Posted: 29/03/2017 at 21:01

Thanks for that.  It is just as I thought. As it is for my daughter I won't advise it.

Passion flower

Posted: 29/03/2017 at 14:41

How long will a Passion Flower last in a pot? What size of pot is best? Will it spread as much as one grown in the ground? What kind of trellis is best for it to twine around?


Posted: 09/06/2016 at 12:01

Can I propagate runners from strawberries that have some red spider mite?


Posted: 26/05/2014 at 21:23

Thanks for that. I'm sure you are both right from the photos.


Posted: 26/05/2014 at 16:14

Can anyone please identify this tree please and tell me how tall it will grow. It is about 4 to 5 metres from the house.



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