10 July 2014

Little Nettles Don't Sting

Hello again!! I'm very excited to be writing this post, because I am writing it from England! I have moved here (hopefully for always) and am currently enjoying a cup of tea while watching some River Cottage DVDs on our big bed!
I was leaving Prague in a huge thunderstorm, but it hasn't rained here in Woking since I arrived, which means I can spend all day out in the garden, doing on of my favourite things in the world. I haven't been here since the last time I wrote about the garden - and that was in February!

Even though my lovely man has tried to do his best, he is simply too busy to go weeding every other day and weeds do grow like crazy here. On the other hand, he used some of the long nettles to create a nettle fertilizer, which is now in a state that it smells exactly like a fresh cow poo. It feels very rural, smelling that during my gardening time and only the occasional train passing by reminds me that I am actually in a city :)

Well, back to the title of this post - they really don't!!! I am one of those people who hate wearing gardening gloves and therefore pulling out big nettles and raspberry shoots that went out of place is my least favourite job. But the little nettles - that's a completely different story! The tiddly ones do not sting and even the bigger ones, when caught right above the ground, will not hurt you. Many times, I feel something like a slight tickle of the stinging hairs, but it is not unpleasant. So I dedicated a part of today's afternoon to weeding the carrot bed, which looks much better now!

I m sure that over this summer, there will be many more garden posts to come, so if you're interested, please keep reading, follow and comment, comment, comment :)


  1. Yay!!! Welcome to the UK and may your garden burst into productivity and beauty now you are here to show it love xxx I hate nettles and always were gloves gardening but you are so right, the base is where to grab them for a less stingy life! xxx

    1. I am working on my second dose of nettle fertiliser at the moment, have you ever tried making some? I think it really helps the plants!


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