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B3B3 Posts: 25,260

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.


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,977

    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 image  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.

  • B3B3 Posts: 25,260

    Thanks for the reassurance. They're thirsty b*****s aren't they?

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,708

    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.?

  • B3B3 Posts: 25,260

    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.

    In London. Keen but lazy.
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