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Friends of the sun

Mesembryanthemum

‘Friends of the sun’ is the literal translation of  ‘amici del sole’, the Italian name for mesembryanthemum – a ghastly tongue-twister if ever there was one.

We bought mesembryanthemum plants with orange and yellow flowers which established themselves on the rocks round  the pond, but it’s the purple-flowered ones which seem to have been the happiest, and the one in the photo the happiest of all.

It started as one little plant tucked into a crevice between the rocks and went from there!

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