Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Nettles...

A little while ago , actually , some months ago now , whilst out on a forage I picked up some nettle roots and brought them home to my garden to plant in a space to grow rampant for me to be able to use as tea and in cooking .. I have enjoyed fresh nettle tea for a good few weeks now , and despite a couple of , "why would you actively want that in your garden ?" comments , it's gone well .. I was surprised though even further to find that Red Admiral butterflies have been enjoying it too , they have been laying little eggs all over it and it's now teaming with caterpillars .. I hadn't realised it's wildlife potential at all .. I was just thinking of tea and soup .. .. fantastic x

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