Why don't you cut one off and eat it?
Yes. The main aim of a flowering plant is to set seed before it dies. It sounds as if the plants in soil are either hungry or thirsty.
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Deadly Nightshade is pretty rare. You are most likely to encounter it in an abandoned chalk pit.
Read the smallest print on the advert and if it says Hayloft anywhere - beware!
The shoots should have been pinched out to leave four or five leaves, before midsummer's day. Next year's figs will form and overwinter in the leaf axcils. They will be small/tiny.
Those leaves look as though they are functioning OK. Why do you want to remove them? Tomatoes do not need to see the sun to ripen. I am never sure why the tomato has been singled out for defoliation. Is there any other plant that is messed around with so much?
Some bees have learnt the trick of getting what they want without going through the front of the flower. Some people recommend a white flowered runner bean does not seem to have the same problem.
Looks like sun-scorch on wet leaves.
Your biggest mistake was to choose a Cox. It is an apple which is prone to everything. Leave it to the professionals. There are many other apples to choose from.