Tree Following, May 2015 – A fig tree

I wouldn’t have been able to take this picture a few weeks ago as between me and the fig tree was a shed which Trevor decided that he better dismantle before it collapsed and possibly damaged the tree.

The fig tree early May 2015

What is noticeable is the way the tree leans away from where the shed was and the bare truck up to ten feet or so on this side.  I’ve mentioned before about the roots being constrained and you can clearly see the tops of the buried paving slabs.

The tree is now showing leaves which are bright green and an interesting shape.

Fig tree leaf early May 2015Next month I hope to be looking at the forming figs in more detail.

See Lucy’s Tree Following post for details of what it’s all about, and this one for links to others tree followers posts for this month.

Happy tree following!

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24 Responses to Tree Following, May 2015 – A fig tree

  1. Jo says:

    I think fig trees are so attractive, the leaf demonstrates this, such a wonderful shape and beautiful shade of green.

  2. Joanne says:

    It’s a lovely tree to watch. I have a small fig tree in my garden & I’m hoping to get a couple of figs from it this year x

  3. Lovely update thank you for sharing

  4. Fig leaves are beautiful. First they raise a hand in welcome. Then they do their best to grow large and offer pools of shade.

  5. nikkipolani says:

    Looks like the fig will do very well without the threat of a collapsing shed! On the garden tour last weekend, I saw a small fig tree studded with fruit already.

  6. CJ says:

    Lovely. My figs are getting going as well, lots of leaves forming as well as small figs growing. Let’s hope there’s a good harvest this year. CJ xx

  7. Liz says:

    That is a fine little fig tree. We have one growing in the herb garden where I volunteer but it’s planted in the wrong corner — too much shade, so doesn’t fruit. And it’s been there since before I started over 20 years ago, so we just enjoy the leaves.

  8. snowbird says:

    The fig is way ahead of mine, only leaf buds at present….here’s to both trees getting figs….although nowafter reading Liz’s comment I think mine may be in a shady spot.!xx

  9. charles says:

    If it ever gets pruned ask for the branches, they smell gorgeous on a fire green or dried.

  10. My fig which I moved out of a pot into a much large pot buried into the ground is growing nicely. It leaves are just showing and it has three small figs on it too. I shall keep watching with interest how your tree progress during the rest of the year.

  11. Thanks for sharing your fig tree again this month. The leaf is such a beautiful green and has such a fine shape!

  12. Hollis says:

    I’m glad you’re following a fig tree. The leaves are striking – nice to see them.

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