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

 

 
 
 

Garden Nettle Patch Survey

Please tell us about the wildlife in your garden nettle patch.

Don't worry if you can't identify everything in your nettle patch - just describe what you find as best you can. We are simply after a broad picture of the value of garden nettle patches this year - the results will be used to formulate a more comprehensive survey in future years.

Date of sighting:

please enter date in the following format:
dd/mm/yyyy
e.g. 23/05/2002
Location:

please enter post code or
Ordnance Survey Grid Reference

About your nettle patch
please describe your nettle patch in terms of size and location.
e.g. 1 metre diameter clump at the base of a south west facing fence.

What did you find?
e.g. several ladybird larvae feeding on aphids.


Your details:
If you would like us to contact you when the results are posted please enter your name and e-mail address here.
Name:
 

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Did you know?
Cloth made from nettle fibres was used as a substitute for cotton to produce German Army uniforms during the First World War.
 
 
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