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out of control fig after restoration pruning in February

sallykrantzsallykrantz Posts: 2
After a couple of years of not pruning my fig, but getting nice slow growth and adequate figs, I decided to try to get it into shape and do it properly last February.  Now I feel it's out of control. Masses of new growth, what seems like hundreds of figs and it's overrunning everything nearby.  I have a quince next to it, which is being overwhelmed.  Can I trim it back now as many of the branches are so laden with fruit and have gotten so long in the 4 months that they are hanging on the ground.  Also, should I move the quince? I'm loath to do it as it just this year started fruiting, but I feel they are likely much too close to each other given the exuberance of the fig

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 54,458
    edited 21 July
    At this time of year new growth on the fig
    should be shortened to leave 5 new leaves. 

    John Cushnie (my pruning god) explains here if you scroll down https://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/3344049/Pruning-in-summer-is-a-must.html

    *note to self ... remember to do mine today 🤭
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • sallykrantzsallykrantz Posts: 2
    Thanks! 
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 54,458
    I remembered ... I’ve done mine ✅ 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







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