Posted: 26/04/2014 at 22:14
Fig trees can grow in the UK but are not very hardy. They like well draining and confined roots. In bad winters covering them is a very good idea.
Scratch the bark on a branch with your finger nail to see if it is green underneath. Green is good, you just have to wait.
You should also be able to see some sort of leaf emerging or wanting to emerge from a bud.