Nettles

Should i leave nettles in a wild flower patch or chop them down?

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,237

    If it's not too late, chop them back before they seed all over the rest of the garden

  • Dave MorganDave Morgan Posts: 3,122

    Cut the seed heads off. Leave them where they are for the spring for butterfly larvea to feed on.

    If they get too much you can dig some of the roots out durin the winter.

  • Mrs GMrs G Posts: 336

    Some nettles self seeded in a pot in  my greenhouse so next year I am going to set that pot amongst my wild area so I'm including them but they are restricted.

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