It is going to be hot again today. Yesterday reached 91F. It might today too. So there hasn't been a lot of gardening going on. Mostly hiding in the house in the afternoon. But this morning I finally got around to the fig trees.
The Paradisio fig didn't die back too far this year except at the ends. Though it is a slower grower than my other one so it hadn't made it to the ends of the trellis yet. I keep the main trunk horizontal about a foot off the ground and have the branches going vertical. The branches get cut back before insulating them for the winter.
Most of the trunk of the Brown Turkey had died back. In addition some animal - probably a mouse - had chewed the bark off of a lot of the trunk. So it got cut way back. I might have to use something besides leaves to insulate them.
I should have done this weeks ago, but just hadn't gotten around to it. The garden proper tends to be better looked after and I tend to ignore the front yard more. I need to keep after it though.
While I was out tending trees. I dealt with tying up my pear and apple espaliers too. They never seem to want to branch were I want them to. So I cut all of the tops off of them to try to get them to branch more. I would really love it if I could get the structure of the trees done this year but I'm guessing I'll need one more before it is all done.