The Hylotelephium spectabile in the Italian Garden are looking lovely in the autumn sunshine. It does seem strange that they are commonly known as “ice plant”.  Their succulent leaves, I suppose, being grey could be said to look icy. And we do not deadhead them so they keep their seed heads through the icy months ahead. But for now the name seems particularly inappropriate!

The weather was perfect for a yoga class in the Gardens this week – the first we have hosted? They found a quiet spot amongst the trees in the Glade and after their workout found time for a coffee and slice of cake. Very restorative.