I have a three or four year old fig tree which I put in a larger container this year. It's beside an east facing fence which gets the sun most of the day.
It is growing very well, but gets floppy on a sunny day. It perks up almost immediately after watering.
Should I move it to the shadier side of the garden?
In London. Keen but lazy.
Mine does exactly the same at this time of year. I give it a bucket full of water most days in warm dry weather. This stops the flop The potting medium is so free draining that the water runs straight out of the bottom again, but it seems to be what's needed. If I don't do this the leaves turn yellow and fall off
Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.
Thanks for the reassurance. They're thirsty b*****s aren't they?
Figs like Sun. It needs more water. Can you either sink a large pot in the ground or stand the pot in a tray of water that you can keep topped up.?
I'll have to think of something, but it's a large pot. I've tried shading the actual pot but that doesn't make any difference.