Swamped by nettles

Swamped by nettles

Observation - Swamped by nettles - UK and Ireland. Description: This week's ❤️ iFOCUS - Nettles, Urtica reminded me I hadn't seen the oak sapling for a while. And

This week's ❤️ iFOCUS - Nettles, Urtica reminded me I hadn't seen the oak sapling for a while. And so I went on a hunt for it. I had no qualms about chopping a few (well, quite a lot actually) down as millions surround the farmland next to my place. Eventually I found the little oak I'd transplanted a couple of years ago! Not too many stings for me and I assume none at all for the Cardinal beetle that didn't seem perturbed when I chopped the plant it was on.