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

 

 
 
 

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?
Roman soldiers posted in Britain were reputed to have brushed their limbs with nettles so the stings would warm them in the cold climate!
 
 
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