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They do seem to wait until year 2 to flower but it's not too late in the year for flowers to appear. I have one clump where the buds are just beginning to show.
You could try googling it. This site looks useful http://www.readsnursery.co.uk/fig-trees-tips-and-advice-on-how-to-grow-fig-bushes-in-uk-gardens/.
I use to have a Brown Turkey fig that did very well but it was in a pot in full sun and in Hampshire so not sure how it whether it would be good in Wales.
I agree with Gary. Handle the flower stems when finished very carefully as the spines are viscious and will pierce a normal gardening glove. It may self seed.
maybe they are gardening
I would like to add Evening Primrose. I introduced one plant into my garden and I am overrun by it now. I reckon every seed ever produce by the plant has germinated.
As it's an old cottage it is possible that the concrete is to cap a well if it's close to the kitchen.
You can get round yellow courgettes. Why not pick one and cut it open?
The sucker definitely looks like a Viburnum, I've been out in my gardxen with the laptop to compare to my snowball tree. What a mystery. Do you belong to the RHS as they offer advice and identification to members for free
I have 4 tomatoes that I reckon I can pick around Monday. First mini crop of beans yesterday. Things are looking up
The 2m guide also only relates to evergreen hedges. I back onto farmland and can do nothing about the hedge my 'kind' farmer planted and then failed to cut except trim back the side.