Posted: 27/04/2014 at 10:13
Correction. Fig trees do not like having their roots confined. It is done to stop the tree producing lots of growth but not much fruit.
Confining the roots is done to give the tree the impression it might die - so it had better reproduce itself and make fruit.
I grew figs very successfully in West Wales against a west facing wall, and I know of several good fig trees in the area. It's wet hereabouts, but perhaps not too cold.