I have not watered it by hand since I moved it, except for a long soaking on the day of the move. Relying on rainfall and the milder climate over winter, it has re-shot a brace of three fronds and although they are thinner and won't be nearly as big as the previous fronds just yet, it is well on its' way to getting established.
Here's hoping it keeps going on strong and is robust enough to survive the heat and wind of summer.
tree ferns thrive once established and not disturbed. It is not my usual practice to lift and move plants around the garden for exactly this reason.
Here are some landscape shots of the garden as a whole - it is coming along nicely even though I have left it without any extra watering since February. I like to let the soil dry out over winter. I did go this morning and water for a good hour though, as without water everything grows very slowly. And the winds of August dry things out even more.
And finally, introducing some of the newest members of the flock - some silver lace wyandottes bought from a lovely lady at the Maitland Wyandotte Show 2013. At three and a half months, they might be a little vulnerable to the rest of the flock but I am offering them protection for a couple of weeks. Just love that colour!