I planted these Mesembryanthemum on our nature strip a couple of years ago. They are a type of succulent and another good plant that does well with minimum care and water. This photo was taken earlier in the morning before the sun had reached them so the flowers are still closed (or asleep).
This photo was taken about midday when they had opened up. They make a really stunning display and are visible from quite a distance. There are a lot of little plants which have grown from little bits that have been knocked off, once they are bigger I will plant them in to a different area of the garden.
I’ve planted some more plants but in different colours: burgundy, orange, red and pink (at least that is what the labels say). I’m hoping to achieve a sort of patchwork effect with all the colours, with a bit of luck there may be a few flowers appearing later in summer so I will be able to see if it will work or not.