Posted: 19/07/2013 at 09:27
I had a fig for several years in a pot. The fruit was lovely, you could pick it at just the right moment of ripeness. Then the winter before last it was -17° and remained at well below freezing even -10° in the daytime and it snowed, which froze and didn't melt (unexpected in Dordogne) and the poor little fig died. I planted another, but in the ground, It's alive but hasn't had a fig yet.
P. Petal, I hope Great Dixter is on your list. There is a thread for gardens we have visited 2013 somewhere. Hever Castle is lovely. Some gardens, like Hever you can get 2 for the price of 1 with the GW ticket.