I've had the fern for about 14 years now and each year it gets heavier and heavier and HEAVIER! It spends the winters on a specially designed and built plant stand which is elevated. That way, we can walk underneath it and it doesn't totally fill the conservatory.
|Chris and Ian lift it off its stand..
|... and carry it outside..
For now, it remains growing in one of Al's specially built containers which was copied from a Victorian original. To carry it, they used a couple of broom sticks and we kept our fingers crossed they didn't break under the strain!
|..to its home ...
|...for the summer