The flowers at the top of the blog are Namaqualand daisies (Dimorphotheca sinuate). They are one of the loveliest garden plants. The striking orange flowers attract butterflies into the garden. Bees love this plant as they collect the nectar from the flowers. Namaqualand daisies will bring colour to the garden. They grow naturally in the winter rainfall areas of the country, usually in sandy places in Namaqualand and also in Namibia and are useful for rock gardens, dry banks and the front row of borders.
The desert-like area where they naturally grow, remind me of some favourite lines from Thomas Gray’s “Elegy written in a coutry churchyard”:
Full many a flower is born to blush unseen,
And waste its sweetness on the desert air.