Caterpillars on nettles

Nettle Patch

Most of us have less than happy memories of encounters with nettles in our youth, but they bring all sorts of benefits to gardens and allotments.

Caterpillars on nettles
Butterfly Magnets

You don’t believe me? Well, just ask the hundreds of new residents that have moved into the nettle patch I keep at the back of my allotment.