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emve

From Haugesund. With 3 children and a husband who's seemingly constantly away on business, I garden like it could save my life - and it probably does!

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  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2021
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emve

That one there really decided to grow!

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2021
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emve

#figs coming along nicely. Since I now know they won’t turn purple/brown when ripe (thanks, @lydiastirling) I give them a squeeze every time I can, to see if they are ready. What else can I do??

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lydiastirling

Enjoy them. Sadly the last of mine has been given by the sparrows they have manged to take 14 baby figs off the tree. Even though I netted it to protect the last one

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emve

That’s too bad, @lydiastirling. Hopefully the birds around here will stay off these.

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lydiastirling

I hope they do

27w
  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2020
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emve

I was expecting the fig to turn purple/brown as it ripened, so I didn’t think it was ready yet. Then I noticed someone had nibbled on it, so I decided to put up a tape barrier to avoid further visits. While doing that, the fig fell off - turns out it was ready after all. I scooped out the inside flesh and it tasted great! I doubt the others will mature, but I am not removing them yet. They are inside the greenhouse, so if we get a mild fall, I might just get to taste a few more.

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lydiastirling

All depends on the type of fig you have. Some types stays green which i suspect you have there are ones variegated so stippy and ones that goes brown/purple the most common is turkey brown fig.

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emve

Thanks @lydiastirling, I don’t think I’ve ever known what type this is - I mean, it’s not just that I have misplaced the label (I think) 😳🤪😜 Good thing I went to check on it this morning, I would have been very upset if it had become totally ruined!

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columbiariver

Very nice to see! I've planted 2 fig trees this year. Looking forward to fruit

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  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2020
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emve

Someone had lunch in front of my fig tree today. My gardenbirds live a dangerous life with all the neighborhood cats coming here to hunt.

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  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2018
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emve

Such a difference between old and new leaves on this fig "tree" - it is just a rooted cutting, but it has put on quite a bit of growth since I planted it out this spring. #foliagefriday

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ShelleySnyder

Wow! Very cool!!💘😍

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terrimclaughlin

Good job looks great 😊💕

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gjones

Beautiful foliage! I really like the colour of the new leaves😊

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emve

Thanks @ShelleySnyder @terrimclaughlin @gjones, they almost glow in the dark, they're so bright!

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ShelleySnyder

Very welcome Mona!💘😍

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2018
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emve

It wasn't dead after all!!! In the past 10+ years it has been there, I have never had this much die-back. So happy I don't have to dig it up!

4w
  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2017
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emve

This fig tree has grown so much this year! Both the birds and I will miss those huge leaves once they fall.

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emve

See what I mean @Andrew101 ?

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gjones

So nice and sunny there today!

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Andrew101

Got it now. Your birds are not shy ones 😀

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emve

Sorry @gjones , that was yesterday😉

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emve

Or, I just put out very good food @Andrew101 🤣🤣🤣

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emve

#birdfeeder

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  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2017
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emve

I might be just a little obsessed. There are 8 little fig trees on this shelf. All made from cuttings last year and the year before. Still, I couldn't help myself when I pruned the two mother plants this year -- meaning more cuttings... Where will I ever put them all???

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columbiariver

They're beautiful! Oh I love figs. You will have lots of fruit Mona!

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emve

Not sure about that @columbiariver, but I love them even without fruit. My two main ones are quite a few years old but have never shown any sign of flowers or fruit. Perhaps the conditions are wrong, supposedly they fruit better with constricted roots. Perhaps I should try one of the 8 children in a pot in the orangery.

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jonners73

Yes you definitely need to constrict their roots if you want fruit

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emve

Thanks @jonners73. I don't see how that will be possible with the two already in the ground, the roots have probably spread all over the place. Now that I have most of the framework of branches the way I want them, I'll start pruning a bit differently, so perhaps I'll get lucky.

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brightcolours

#fig #grownfromcuttings

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  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2017
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emve

Pruned and "anchored" my other fig tree!

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ukjohnny

...looking great Mona

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gjones

Really looks nice with the trees and plants!

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emve

Thanks @gjones. It gets quite windy, so I try to plant to filter/soften it a bit. The table pot is only for calm days, though. Usually it stays UNDER the table😂

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valjones-hughes

What a lovely corner🤗 I have a similar problem with wind!

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emve

@valjones-hughes , wind can be challenging. It is not only the pot that keeps moving, I quite often have to fold and lay the furniture flat on the floor too...

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valjones-hughes

Ha, yes Mona. We have really heavy chairs but even they get blown over! I have just put a plant that looked totally dead in a sheltered place behind the shed and, hey presto, it's coming back!

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emve

I have to aim for some balance, because no wind is also not good. Here in our wet climate, we would get rust and mold and all kinds of trouble if the air didn't move so much. It is really hard on the plants though (and furniture!) @valjones-hughes

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brightcolours

#sittingarea #mygarden-emve

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  • Season Icon Mid SummerMid Summer 2017
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emve

I've pruned my fig tree. It was threathening to take over the world (as well as my view)!

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  • Season Icon Late WinterLate Winter 2017
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emve

I think it is safe to assume that this fig cutting is getting rather established. But look in the corner of the pot, it seems it has a co-habitant! I wonder what I have put there!!?

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emve

Not really happy with this collage because somehow it got fuzzy when I uploaded it. The original is a lot clearer. Has anyone experienced something similar? @darrenlakin - anyone?

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darrenlakin

@emve no not experienced that but i do it all on my phone dont know if that makes a difference 🤔🤔🤔

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emve

@darrenlakin I don't know. I took the photos and created the collage all on my phone. The collage I have saved in my image gallery looks a lot clearer than what showed up here.

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