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awomanonabike

When I'm not on my bike, you'll find me in my organic-ish garden in #Cumbria. Favourite plants? Wisteria, hellebores, peonies, philadelphus...

Ficus carica 'Brown Turkey'

  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2023
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awomanonabike

Do you like figs? Do you have a sunny wall? Living in #Cumbria, when we first planted a #fig I never thought we would actually get to eat any… 😋

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hebelover

Just bought one of these, it's about 8" high, figs might be a while off 😂😂

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awomanonabike

If you’ve got a protected sunny spot and don’t spoil it, I’m sure it won’t take long. We bought a second one in the spring to put where the madly out of control kiwi was. It’s about a foot high and already has some little fruits on it 🤞 @hebelover

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charlotte

I love figs.

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awomanonabike

Do you grow them? You seem to grow everything else 😊 @charlotte

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  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2022
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awomanonabike

Just 💛💚🤎 #gyo #figbrownturkey

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joannie.a

Great harvest, I just love figs

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sieveheadsarah

I bet they’re delicious 😋

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awomanonabike

That’s just a fraction Joan. It’s been a great year for them! @joannie.a

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awomanonabike

They are wonderful Sarah, especially when warm from the sun 😋 You have a fig too don’t you? How are yours this year? @sieveheadsarah

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sieveheadsarah

Ooh I bet, fresh figs are amazing. I do have one Jacqueline, but it’s in a pot and always suffers in the heat, I’m planning on taking it to the allotment and planting it there 👍🏼😀

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awomanonabike

I’m sure you already know this but when you plant it you could keep it in its pot but with the bottom cut off as they like to have their roots restricted. Ours is in a corner between two walls, basically planted in rubble and it loves it 🙄😂 @sieveheadsarah

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jerseylily

Yum! We have had a good harvest this year too, (those we saved from the wasps! 🙄)

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sieveheadsarah

I didn’t know that Jacqueline, but I do know they grow fast and can get huge, I’ll definitely do that, thanks 👍🏼😀

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awomanonabike

I’m allergic to wasp stings (since last September) and since then we have had 11 nests treated! Maybe that’s why we’ve had such a good year 🤔🙄 @jerseylily

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awomanonabike

It’s the only thing I do know about them 😂 @sieveheadsarah

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joycemb

@awomanonabike lovely figs, I am envious. Lucky you!

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  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2020
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awomanonabike

First #harvest and it’s the best tasting #fig I’ve had since plucking one from a tree in the South of France 😋

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sharonhayden

Me too - so many this year

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sieveheadsarah

Looks lovely, I just looked at my fig and all the leaves are like crisps, oops!!

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awomanonabike

😱 I hope you’re not too late Sarah 🤞 @sieveheadsarah

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sieveheadsarah

The tiny little figs are still holding on Jacqueline, the exact same thing happened last year though, I should know better and keep my eyes on it and even give it more water 🤨

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awomanonabike

Hang on in there little figs, help is on its way 😉😂 @sieveheadsarah

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wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

Well done....👏🏼👏🏼

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awomanonabike

Thank you! @wagsmomthompsonbtinternetcom

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prunella

Wow that’s amazing 👍🏻😊

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  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2018
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awomanonabike

11 May 2018 • Look what the postie brought 😊 This is tinged with sadness though, as the one we have already had just made it high enough to get light from over a wall & give us figs, when someone jumped off the wall onto it and broke most of the trunk... OH was so sad this seemed the best solution 😍 #gyo

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charlotte

What a lovely postman you have. Feel a bit sad why you had to buy a replacement ☹☹☹

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Soph1e

Your replacement is lovely but so sad that you had to replace your original plant.

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awomanonabike

I know. Me too Charlotte & Sophie. We had had the other for years from being tiny in a tiny pot but it took a long time for it to reach the top of the wall - and hence the light - and we just didn’t want to have to wait all that time again. I think it will be worth it... @charlotte @Soph1e

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  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2017
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awomanonabike

Still can't quite believe this grows here...but it does 😊

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