I have a new flower-favourite (until my tigridia start to bloom)!
Please meet my very first Gazania – Gazania rigens. The sub-species I have is unknown as the seed packet we bought didn’t bother to specify. Lazy sods.
They are also known as the Treasure Flower, or African Daisy. I definitely consider them a treasure.
I started these from seed way back in April, and this is the first one to open. There are nine other blooms waiting to show their lovely faces, if the sun will just come out to play.Himself took this on 25 July, the first day it opened. (Fancy pants camera)
The same bloom has been shut tight ever since, which has annoyed me to no end. Not only because it is evidence the weather has been shite, but because I really wanted to see it again before the bloom withered.
(iPhone pic) Today, there was enough warmth for the new wan to have another look at the sky. I’m in love! These flowers are brushstroke of glowing paint in my soggy, windy world. I hope the rest of the buds have a chance to see the sky, too.