Posted: 14/02/2014 at 08:50
So, having pruned my fig hard, I can now expect no figs this year! At least I shall know why, thank you Dove!
Incidentally, a couple of years ago, I planted my pot-grown fig sapling into the ground, in a special root control bag which I bought from the catalogue of a prominent fruit grower beginning with P (I don't know if I can mention their name here). The bag restricts the growth, which is just as well, as the fig's planted against a sheltered south-west facing fence,so would romp away given half the chance. Much easier to dig a hole for a bag, rather than manhandling slabs of concrete, etc. Generally, the fig fruits well, but possibly not this year!