Why would you bubble wrap it? Figs are hardy in the UK. The only difficulty with them is getting warm enough weather in the summer to ripen the fruit.
Really? The only reason I brought it in was because I was told it wasn't hardy!
If you grow figs indoors or move them inside over the winter you can get two crops of fruit per year. If you grow them outside you will get one crop per year if they're in a warm enough situation for the fruit to ripen. I know of a fig tree 8'tall by 12'wide growing and fruiting in a garden in north Norfolk.
Lots of helpful information here:
If you scroll down you will read this "A small commercial fig orchard was still operating in the 1950's in West Suffolk, where the soil was heavy and the winters quite cold. There was minimal winter damage, even at -4°F during the arctic winter of 1946/47 (36°F of frost)."
Note that was -4Farenheit, not Centigrade!!!!
Many thanks Dovefromabove. Loads of good info there. I'll be trying again because I love figs and honey!
Lots of varieties here http://www.readsnursery.co.uk/categories/Fig-Trees/ some will give a ripe crop outside, some need to be indoors to ripen.
I want one that will crop outside after my mite experience! Thanks for the info, it's been really helpful.