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Posted: 06/10/2015 at 16:52
Frankly a fig will not be happy in a position that Valerie describes (indoors). We are not in Malta so unless the plant is in a greenhouse you will not get two crops, which is normal there. The OP does not mention the variety of fig.

I had a Brown Turkey against a SW wall in west Wales and it gave many, many ripe figs, but every year the small figs that were not going to ripen were removed. I have also grown a Castle Kennedy in a greenhouse and had many ripe figs.

Beware of 'wonder fruit' advertised. Often they are old, sub-standard varieties. The RHS grows a large greenhouse full of fig trees in big tubs. They are an authority I would trust.


Posted: 05/10/2015 at 01:02
It all depends on how big they are. If they are very small or very unripe you are wasting time and ingredients. Mostly, they are best removed and thrown away or put on the compost.

irish yew - standishii variant

Posted: 05/10/2015 at 00:53
I only suggested it because the OP said the pots were sunken in the ground.

is this an orchid?

Posted: 04/10/2015 at 17:29
Agapanthus is also a candidate, maybe?

Can anyone identify these two varieties?

Posted: 04/10/2015 at 17:12
The top one is a medlar. Ready to eat after 'bletting', that is a frost.

Is the second one a quince?

There are Apple Days coming up all over the country in the next few weeks. You should get a proper identification at one.

is this an orchid?

Posted: 04/10/2015 at 16:02
Could it be a Clivia? If it is it should be indoors and not repotted as they like to be congested.

irish yew - standishii variant

Posted: 04/10/2015 at 12:25
If they are sunk in the ground, you could cut the bases off the pots to enable the roots to spread.

Japanese Knotweed on neighbour’s property

Posted: 03/10/2015 at 23:59
As far as I know the pouring-poison-into-the-stems method has to be done just above the soil level at the base of the stems; not high up. The whole point is to get the weedkiller into the roots.

Pruning blackcurrant bushes?

Posted: 03/10/2015 at 17:03
This has been a wonderful year for fruit so if it produced little this year it should be replaced.

use of peat

Posted: 03/10/2015 at 14:47
It's something you have to decide for yourself. He hasn't written the books lately, more up-dated them in some respects.

Most of the peat comes from Ireland and Europe as the peat bogs in this country are often protected.

Peat is an inert soil conditioner, it is of little nutritional value.

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