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If i plant an fig tree against a very dry wall, which is also hot and sunny for most of the day. Where it will also be competing with a very large sycamore tree for any water, not directly overhead but within 15 feet. Would it survive?



Probably as figs are often planted in a stone lined pit to restrict them. There is a very old one in the grarden of Wilberforce House in Hull and there is a mature tree in close proximity.

21 Apr, 2010


just keep it away from the wall a bit because of the footings to the wall.

22 Apr, 2010


Nosey's advice is good - plant the rootball a minimum of a foot, preferably 18 inches, away from the wall, lean the plant back against the wall to train it there. The bottom of a wall is a very dry place to be. If you're worried about water supply, insert a short length (about 2 feet) of piping (anything like gutter pipe, plastic waste pipe, with a bore of not less than 2 inches) when planting - angle the bottom end next to the root ball, back fill with soil, leave the pipe sticking up and water through the pipe, keeping it topped up during hot weather.

22 Apr, 2010

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