Posted: 23/07/2017 at 19:41
As we are on holiday (again, I hear you say!) we will be going to the pub for dinner.
We went to Mannington Hall in North Norfolk and the weather did what the BBC said it would, showers with some local heavy ones. Well, local meant over Mannington! We didn't stay very long, but the rose gardens were disappointing as they are mostly old roses that flower in June. There was a notice apologising about the state of them which said it was because of the weather. Most of the roses were diseased, smaller ones had lost almost all their leaves. They needed a good feed, mulching and a spray or several with fungicide. Also the black spotty dead leaves needed clearing away.
So we went to Holt, a pretty village, but, being Sunday, most of it was shut. There was a very pretty tea room with a well planted garden and flowery cups and saucers, so we had tea and cake. Had to sit inside though because of the showers. There was a live singer with a lovely voice, dressed in the 1950's style, who sang old songs, Frank Sinatra sort of thing. We really enjoyed it.