Friday, June 16, 2006

A few photos taken today

This pure white clematis with flowers the size of dinner plates has flowered for the first time this year in my garden in the raised be just outside my patio door.

Now that did really did cheer me up after today's trip to the allotment

Atlantic pumpkin protected by a Wallowater.

Courgettes and shallots so far intact.

Safe, so far, from the predators - peas at the end and some of my tomato plants in the cage

The rabbits did not eat the squash plants but ate the cucumber plants

The few remainging parsnips that the rabbits missed and I have sowed yet another packet, and netted it.

The two rows of carrot seeds that I did yesterday, covered by my attempt to keep out the rabbits.


  1. ... Al, don't worry when I got up this morning I found a fox had eaten my strawberries; and when I say found I mean it was still sitting there chomping away the little b****r. Anyway this is a useful solution to your rabbit problem only thing is you have to catch them first.

    Rabbit Stew
    2kg (4lb) Rabbit, jointed
    285ml (½ pint) Chicken Stock
    140ml (¼ pint) White Wine
    2 tbsp Seasoned Flour
    55g (2oz) Butter
    1 Garlic Clove
    1 Bouquet Garni
    2 tbsp Double Cream
    1 tbsp Parsley
    2 tsp Cornflour
    2 tsp Tomato Purée
    Salt and Pepper

    Coat the rabbit joints in seasoned flour and fry in butter in a flameproof casserole, browning on all sides.
    Add the stock, wine and tomato purée, bring to the boil.
    Add the bouquet garni, crushed garlic and season to taste.
    Reduce the heat and cook gently for 1½ - 2 hours or until the rabbit is tender.
    Transfer the rabbit to a serving dish, keep warm.
    Transfer the sauce to a saucepan, removing the bouquet garni
    Mix the cream and cornflour together, and stir into the sauce until thickened.
    Pour sauce over rabbit and garnish with parsley.

  2. Great, thanks for that, I have some rabbits in the freezer. I keep telling the lot up my allotment that they are no relation to them, but they don't appear to be listening and are taking revenge big time. LOL

  3. I would get rid of thoes rabbits one way or another! nice pictures.

  4. Ohhh I hope your rabbits aren't blogging with my rabbits. So far they seem content with the abundant grasses. The mole and the cat stalking the mole are disburbing the carrots and parsnips planted. I did finally plant pumpkins but didn't offer them any warm protectors. I hope they'll decide it is warm enough to sprout. Hope your new seedlings will soon catch up with the ones you "shared"!

  5. lovely pictures, green with envy!!!


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