Nettles
 

  Be Nice to Nettles Week
  a CONE initiative
Nettles
 
“Delicious nutritious nettles, bring to mind sunny childhood play days, excellent as an additive to compost and essential for some many caterpillars.

Thank you CONE for raising the profile and improving the reputation of this wild plant, and thanks alike to all who grow them in their garden for butterflies.”

Helen Firminger
Project Manager, London Wildlife Trust Centre for Wildlife Gardening

 

 
 
 

Nettle Week Activities

Want to do something during Be Nice to Nettles Week? Take a look at some of the suggestions below

Create your own nettle patchCreate your own nettle patch
Want to watch caterpillars in your own garden, or have a supply for spring greens? Here's some tips to create the perfect nettle patch.
Lady Ridley's Nettle SoupLady Ridley's Nettle Soup
Why not try this tasty springtime recipe. Just remember to take the gloves!
Garden nettle patch surveyGarden nettle patch survey
Have you got your own nettle patch? Why not tell us about your patch.
Making nettle manureMaking nettle manure
Do you love gardening? Are your houseplants precious? Why not make them a nutritious nettle leaf tonic. Best of all it's free!
Comma butterfly surveyComma butterfly survey
Tell us if you see any Comma butterflies in your garden this year.

 

Got your own ideas? Tell us about them - Email us with your ideas and we'll list them here for others to see.

 

 
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Did you know?
Horse breeders have often added nettle seeds to horse feeds to give the animals a sleek coat.
 
 
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