FIG TREE - FICUS CARICA
June 2017 I purchased a potted Ficus Carica from my local nursery.
I repotted surrounding the root ball with fresh compost in a 16” x16” tub & buried it into my new raised border.
After a few weeks it wasn’t doing so well dispute being well watered. I then dug the tub out & cut away the base of the tub thinking the base roots may fair better.
It’s now Sept. 2018 & the fig tree is dong very well with more than 60 fruits - admittedly it will need a little pruning to keep it to the required size.
In the last year from my reading up on fig trees I’m now thinking I made a mistake in cutting away the base of the container last year as the roots may well damage my nearby flint wall.
Can anyone out there please advise the best time of the year to lift this potted fig tree for me to ascertain how deep the base roots have grown, shorten them & repot in new container. Or, what the chances are of my losing the much loved fig tree by doing this.
Please, please anyone out there who can advise me.