When we arrived in October we found a large and very healthy fig tree with not a single fruit so, after leaf drop, I pruned away all the low branches trailing on the ground and all the weak, broken and crossing stems higher up and gave it a pep talk.
It responded by producing hundreds of little figs, most of which had swelled to about 3cms by last week. Lots of excitement as we love fresh figs.
Today we noticed there isn't a single fruit left of any size. No fruits on the ground and no visible insect pests. Could it be mice or pigeons? We have two dogs and two cats so you'd think not unless the thieves come at dawn before they're up and out.