Q – A few years ago I bought a Brown Turkey fig tree and planted it in my greenhouse border. The tree has grown so big it has nearly taken over one end of the greenhouse. The tree looks really healthy but has produced virtually no figs at all. I have fed it well and it gets lots of sun so why is there no fruit?

A – Unfortunately you have made your fig feel too much at home. Figs always fruit best when their roots are restricted. Really it needs to be dug up and re-planted in some sort of container buried in the border. This however could be tricky if the tree has grow too big and resents the disturbance. You could try cutting the tree back very hard both above the soil and below it. It this fails you may need to start again with a new tree; if you do this do remember to change the soil first.