Dragon fruit update…

Those beautiful dragon fruit flower buds got bigger and bigger every day!

It was so exciting, as we have never had flowers before. Just the one plant, had six gorgeous buds…….

……. with one opening one night and the other five a couple of nights later. Out we went with the head torch and paintbrush to assist with the pollination.

We were so excited, and so were the bees- they loved the flowers!

We were very hopeful that the pollination was successful, but unfortunately it wasn’t! The flowers fell off, and then the bit that should have been the fruit!

While that was so disappointing, we are looking forward to a winter that doesn’t mean we start from scratch yet again, followed by more flowering next summer!