We have several Fig trees in the garden, the foliage is dramatic and unflappable. This one above is the only one that I have 'played' with.
Several years ago I pollarded it; then left it to re-grow, taking out whatever branches I deemed unnecessary. It has now become a proper tree-shaped tree, with a good solid trunk and round canopy. It is also covered in slowly ripening Figs.
We have very little other fruit this year, so I shall bottle some for winter. I did this a few years ago, and they were really delicious (I'll post the process) . They should be ready in about a week. I can't wait!
Interesting Fig recipes always welcome.