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Fig Tree

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 19:46


Posted: 14/03/2014 at 19:45

KEF, you keep your gale to yourself - I want a gardening day 

By the way, how's your back doing today?


Posted: 14/03/2014 at 19:15

That sounds rather good Artjak - lovely Greek guys to mow your lawn 

The mystery of pH.

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 18:50

I used rainwater when I did the soil test in this garden 'cos I know our water's hard. 

Figs tree and fruit from last year

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 


Posted: 14/03/2014 at 18:28

We've just had a lovely Cromer crab soufflé and green salad for supper

 There's a little bit left if anyone's hungry? 


Posted: 14/03/2014 at 18:03

I'm living just along from you Nut, it's been foggy then overcast all day - felt really chilly - I wandered around the garden a bit then went to the GC and got some bags of FYM, but that was the extent of my gardening today ............ oh no, I opened the coldframe then closed it again. 

What type of tree is this?

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 17:09

I think that's its natural habit of growth - don't think it's one of those conical types.   

Help for flooded gardens

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 15:47


Fig Tree

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 15:35

Alan - Dog Licences were abolished in 1987 - but then we're a bit behind the times here in Norfolk 

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