Nettles
 

  Be Nice to Nettles Week
  a CONE initiative
Nettles
 
“Within the Buckingham Palace gardens nettles play an important role in the wildlife habitat areas providing a valuable food source for caterpillars. I hope National Be Nice to Nettles Week is a great success and congratulate CONE on this exciting initiative.”

Mark Lane
Head Gardener, Buckingham Palace

 

 
 
 

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?
Nettles were often hung in bunches in larders because of their fly repellent properties.
 
 
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