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I have two figs in tubs. One of them grew so tall that I cut the top off. Was that the right thing to do? How should I look after them to ensure a crop of ripe figs? I have been feeding them now and again with tomato fertiliser.
The daffodils in my front garden come through and then get eaten by something – the petals have been nibbled and look very sorry for themselves. Are slugs or snails eating the daffodil flowers? What can I do to stop them?