Nettles
 

  Be Nice to Nettles Week
  a CONE initiative
Nettles
 
“This is another clever initiative from CONE. It makes us think twice about the common yet important wildlife on our doorstep.

At Butterfly Conservation, being nice to nettles comes as second nature to us - we love them! Not only are nettles good for butterflies like Red Admiral, Comma and Peacock, they also have so much to offer to other wildlife. Our thanks go to CONE for increasing our awareness of this familiar and incredibly useful plant.”

Charlie Rugeroni
Butterfly Conservation - the leading organisation for the conservation of butterflies nationally

 

 
 
 

Nettles and People

Until the latter half of the 20th Century the nettle was regarded as a most useful plant. And just as the nettle has exploited mankind by colonising their waste areas, mankind has exploited the nettle using it for food, clothing and remedies.

Even today there is much research into the medicinal use of the nettle.

Nettles as foodNettles as food
Soups, stews, teas and all!
Nettles as medicineNettles as medicine
Treatments involving nettles, past and present.
Nettles as clothingNettles as clothing
Yes you can wear them too!
Nettles in the gardenNettles in the garden
Learn how to put nettles to good use in the garden.

 

 
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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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