Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Be Nice to Nettles!

Did you know that in the UK this is national be nice to nettles week?

http://www.nettles.org.uk/

I didn't, when I wrote my post about nettles below, but I do now!

7 Comments:

Blogger Jonniker said...

Hey Kate? Um, what is a nettle exactly? And how do they sting? And what does it feel like?

I know, I'm a citified pussy. It's okay.

1:19 PM  
Blogger Jonniker said...

And how about I could have just READ THE INFORMATIVE LINK before asking such a dullard question? I am now a Nettle Expert. *preens*

1:20 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

LOL. You are funny. I got stung a little when I was cutting them at my friend Liz's. It was itchy, but not that bad. She and her whole family said they stung like hell and I suppose that might be true if you walk through a bunch of them with shorts on, but I had gloves on and I think maybe one little hair got me on the wrist. So I can't really say.

2:40 PM  
Blogger Atreau said...

I've never seen a nettle in person but I refuse to be nice to them! I REFUSE!

6:26 PM  
Anonymous Laura said...

I picked a whole bouquet of wildflower and interesting foliagey things once in western Scotland, amongst which, nettles.
Ouch.
I'm so enjoying your blog, Ms.K.

2:34 AM  
Blogger Tania said...

Cool site! I bookmarked it. Ah, the usefulness of plants.

7:00 AM  
Blogger Urban Chick said...

here in the uk, nettles usually grow alongside dock leaves and guess what? dock leaves are an antidote for nettle stings!

nature is so clever...

5:23 AM  

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