Has anyone got a contact in the import trade / an alternative supplier / one that's too big etc.
(Would have to be a kosher import - some are harvested illegally and are untagged). Not desparately keen on an anonymous ebayer. And not desparately keen on spending this sort of money TBH.
PS - Has anyone got one in their garden ? How is it performing (should be just starting to frond up now) ? Do you like its growth habit ? Would you have gone for another tree fern, such as Dicksonia squarrosa). It may be possible because of the slightly erect fronds, to go for, say a five footer whose canopy would arch above the head of an adult walking close by...
Yeah, I saw the walnut corner thingy, and honestly couldn't figure out what the thread was about, and the issues with accomodating different interests (school / you / governors etc.)...
If you could state what type of business you run (describe size / place / time / kids) in as few words as humanly possible, and tell me what you want to project (in as few words as possible), I will think laterally / backwards and even a little bit sideways to see if I can assist.
If you could also post a link to your thread, I will review the contents when I've got a grasp of what you're battling with and post anything useful.
PS - ref: "in as few words as possible" I'm not implying you waffle, just trying to get you to focus on the 'essence' of what you do IYSWIM.
PPS - Very you have access to the ferns. BTW I presume they are being sold as bare trunks at the moment or did they have lots of long fronds / leaves ? (If they did, would you guess you could walk under a four footer or would it be too tiddly with the fronds coming out ?)