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Fig trees

Posted: 31/07/2012 at 21:50
No protection but it looks healthy. I suppose there is a fair bit of bare stem and.then a flush of fresh leaves and bud on the end of each branch. I did look at an established plant and it appeared to be the same but with figs developing

Fig trees

Posted: 31/07/2012 at 18:23

It's a Brown Turkey and I did use a fruit fertiliser this Spring (sulphate of Potash) I was wondering whether it might be because I leave it out all winter.

Advice on building a raised bed

Posted: 31/07/2012 at 08:17

You would be better off growing in pots than trying to construct a raised bed on paving. You can raise all sorts of veg and fruit in pots but they do need a good compost, feeding and lots of watering. Start of with some mixed salad leaves, spring onions, strawberries, tomatoes and herbs.

Disappointed with strawberries...

Posted: 31/07/2012 at 08:02

They do have a strange flavour and not at all like the genuine alpine strawberries you pick wild which seem to have a proper but intense strawberry flavour and are fabulous. I find the cuktivated type tastes rather soapy rather than tart.

Fig trees

Posted: 31/07/2012 at 07:56

I've had a fig in a pot for 3 or 4 years. Repotted it this year. so far haven't seen any sign of it producing any fruit. any suggestions.

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