Tag Archives: nettles

Native bluebells?

This morning, whilst picking nettles for soup and cordial in a lane (bridleway) just by my house, I noticed some bluebells. My first thought was one of dismay, that Spanish bluebells were everywhere. However, I’m not so sure they are … Continue reading

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Deadheading for Dad

Yesterday, my daughter and I helped my dad out round the garden by deadheading the daffodils and other spring flowers past their best. I’d never thought to deadhead daffodils and some of mine are doing decidedly badly, so I think … Continue reading

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Lardon Chase

After saying bye bye to our YHA at Streatley-on-Thames this morning, it seemed fitting to have a closer look at some woods we had discovered on Sunday. We didn’t have a lot of time to explore but at last I … Continue reading

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Perennials – wanted and unwanted

A few days ago, I thought about keeping the remaining outdoor chilli plant to see what happened. Well, between the wind and the rain and the cooler nighttime temperatures, it was starting to shrivel. So now I know! The good … Continue reading

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Nettles have the biggest roots

Now the evenings are drawing in, I need to get out into the garden sharpish to get work done. As it was, after work I was upset and so work didn’t start till after eight. There was still enough light … Continue reading

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The usefulness of nettles

Last year was the first time I noticed nettles growing in the garden. Was this because the soil was changing (fertility levels, composition) or some other factor? The answer to that question will undoubtedly remain a mystery but what benefits … Continue reading

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