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Training and pruning. Train figs on walls outdoors or in the greenhouse against horizontal wires 30cm (12in) apart or hang 15cm (6in) netting 30cm (12in) away from the glass. The sap is an irritant.
Wear protective gloves, start pruning from the bottom of the plant and work upwards. Fan-trained figs: in June. Fan-trained trees: pruning established fans / RHS Gardening Fan-trained fruit trees need summer pruning to ensure the shape is maintained and there is plenty of fruiting wood Fig fans can be pruned in spring once the frosts have passed If the fig produced numerous new shoots and the growth is crowded, prune the surplus new shoots to one bud.
May 04, When pruning a fig tree, aim to give the fig an open framework and control its size. Cut several of the oldest, woodiest stems down to the base. Sawing a Author: BBC Gardeners' World Magazine. Jun 06, There are many situations where you might want to prune a fig tree. The first time you should be doing fig bush pruning is when you first transplant your young fig tree. When a fig tree is first planted, you should trim a fig tree back by about half.
This will allow the tree to focus on developing its roots and becoming well established. It will also help the fig tree grow side branches for a bushier tree. Apr 04, Garden expert Bill Colvard shows how to prune a neglected fig tree.
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