Four year old Violettes in large pots, each with lots of little figs and all of the leaves are yellowing and dropping. The larger fig had sent a 1 inch thick root into the ground and I cut it off-expecting the tree might be shocked for this season. It has lost all but a few leaves and some of the figs appear to be withering. Now the smaller one, which hasn't tapped into the ground, is losing its leaves after first turning mottled yellow. I neglected to fertilize this spring. But no other changes in watering or in our hot (and now smokey) weather.