I wandered down the allotment site one morning last week to look at the fig tree and take a few photos. It’s on Trevor’s plot and he was there feeding his chickens so we chatted for a while. He mentioned that a few days previously he’d enjoyed eating the one fig that hadn’t dropped, and was also hopeful that given some good weather over the coming weeks that he’d get to enjoy some more as the second crop has grown noticeably in recent weeks.
He also reckoned that removing the old shed earlier in the year had helped to reinvigorate the tree. Where the shed had been is now a flower bed that is full of colour, and the poppies were buzzing with bees.
What I forget to photograph was the grape vine that he has growing up through the tree, which I’ll hopefully show next month.
Happy gardening, and have a good weekend!
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