Posted: 14/03/2014 at 18:47
I'm worried that fig isn't getting enough water - although figs need good drainage they do need plenty of water to produce fruit, and with the surface of the soil piled up like that I can't see how you can water it.
My fig's a bit bigger than that but I've only had this one a year - it's in a square pot 16" x 16" x 22" approx - as it only has a small rootball at the moment the bottom of the pot is filled with chunks of polystyrene, making sure it doesn't impede the drainage. The compost is John Innes No 3 loam based with about 30% horticultural grit added. There's about a 3" gap between the top of the compost and the rim of the pot, so that when I water it I can fill that space up with water and let it soak through.
We had just a couple of ripe figs last year, although it produced about a dozen fruit late in the summer that had to be removed as they wouldn't ripen. There are at least half a dozen tiny fruits right at the tips of the branches so hopefully we'll get a good crop this summer. Last weekend I top-dressed the compost with a sprinkling of Fish, Blood and Bone.
Hope that's helpful