The importance of nettles

When I was at the Seaton Wetlands Reserve last weekend I photographed this nettle. It was covered with peacock butterfly caterpillars.

Peacock caterpillars
If you want to see the beautiful Peacock butterfly – let some nettles survive and flourish!

PeacockOne thing leads to another

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  1. And when you cut ’em, soak ’em in cold water for three weeks then use the liquid to fertilise roses; then you can take the fibres and spin them to make a yarn that will weave; part of Napoleon’s army wore uniforms made of nettle cloth; Or soak them for an hour and boil them up to make a shampoo; or take the young tips and boil them to make a green vegetable or go on further and make nettle soup. Amazing plant.

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