I was feeling a bit sleepy this morning and so was on the verge of going back to bed when I thought of having a quick walk round the garden.
Yesterday, I had noted that there was a female pumpkin flower open. I also realised that the male flowers would probably come out after this had closed. And true to form, that is exactly what I saw this morning.
Or rather, what I saw was two open, male flowers, with a wasp rolling round inside one of them. Unfortunately, I didn’t have my phone with me so rushed inside to fetch it and lucky the wasp was just crawling out of the stamen area when I arrived back at the scene.
I had a go at transferring the remaining pollen to the now closed female flower (or the carpel in the closed flower, I should say), in any case. However, I don’t mind if there is no resultant pumpkin because it was such a pleasure to see the wasp. And I never thought I’d say that 😉.