Welcome to PetForums

Join thousands of other pet owners and pet lovers on the UK's most popular and friendly pet community and discussion forum.

Sign Up

never weeding again!!!

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by vickie1985, May 13, 2010.


  1. vickie1985

    vickie1985 PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2009
    Messages:
    9,525
    Likes Received:
    127
    a bloody stinging nettle got me!! i didnt realise they was stinging ones! got me right through the gloves :( my finger is burning and stinging like a bitch and ive vowed never to weed again!

    i got the weed killer out instead which isnt half as good as pulling the bloody things up is it!
     
  2. rona

    rona Guest

    Aww stinging nettles don't hurt ;)
     
  3. lisa0307

    lisa0307 PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2009
    Messages:
    3,347
    Likes Received:
    660
    Find a Dock leaf if you have any and crush the leaf and rub it on your sting...works every time ;)
     
  4. vickie1985

    vickie1985 PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2009
    Messages:
    9,525
    Likes Received:
    127
    they bloody well do lol. it even has spikes!! :(
    ive come in and im been all moody now while OH washes his bike which doesnt need doing.....

    he said hes spending some time with his baby.
     
  5. vickie1985

    vickie1985 PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2009
    Messages:
    9,525
    Likes Received:
    127
    unfortunatly only stinging seeds flew into our garden lol
     
  6. shutterspeed

    shutterspeed PetForums Senior

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2010
    Messages:
    457
    Likes Received:
    7
    It's a very annoying pain. I had one right through my glove once, ouch!!
     
  7. vickie1985

    vickie1985 PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2009
    Messages:
    9,525
    Likes Received:
    127
    thats what happened to me!! i had gardening gloves on.

    germaline is taking the sting out for about 10 mins lol
     
  8. Mr Gizmo

    Mr Gizmo Body of a Buddah.

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2009
    Messages:
    3,937
    Likes Received:
    736
  9. Mum2Alfie

    Mum2Alfie PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2010
    Messages:
    4,809
    Likes Received:
    110
    When I was young mum and dad had an allotment, it was really over grown when they first got it. It was a lovely sunny hot day I was in my little shorts and vest top. I fell in! Got stung EVERYWHERE!!!!! It really really hurt! Mum took me home crying all the way and put me in a cool bath!!!! Then covered me in germaline! Stinks! I stunk!
     
  10. vickie1985

    vickie1985 PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2009
    Messages:
    9,525
    Likes Received:
    127
    :( im upset just looking at that.....your mean lol

    awww bless ya!! i cant even imagine that! i remember stinging all my lower leg as a kid at the woods, my sister went on a dock leaf hunt and stopped me crying :)

    germaline is helping and lucky for me i like the smell!! :thumbup:
     
  11. 0nyxx

    0nyxx PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2008
    Messages:
    1,985
    Likes Received:
    51
    just keep an eye on it my mate got cellulitis from a nettle sting on his leg & needed antibiotics
     
  12. vickie1985

    vickie1985 PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2009
    Messages:
    9,525
    Likes Received:
    127
    its not swollen or anything, its slightly discolored a a few dots of a brown, and it hurts to bend and straighten the end of my finger :( still using germaline. Bloody thing
     
  13. willa

    willa PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2010
    Messages:
    4,874
    Likes Received:
    363
    Ouch i hate stinging nettles. Try sitting on a Bumble Bee, that stings 10000000000000 times worse ! lol
     
  14. metame

    metame PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2009
    Messages:
    26,620
    Likes Received:
    362
    burn them out and teach the buggers a lesson!

    we were away out at dovedale once and were racing down the hill, i got to that point in running where you couldnt stop but i lost my ballance and rolled most of the way back down the hill... through every bunch of nettles i could find! the only thing they could do was throw me in the river!

    i love nettles :rolleyes:
     
  15. vickie1985

    vickie1985 PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2009
    Messages:
    9,525
    Likes Received:
    127
    lol theres some stories created by these nasty things isnt there.

    this morning its itchy, a little bit of discolorant, but i can bend it a lot eaiser this morning without so much pain :thumbup: thank god, coz i got work at 4 lol
     
  16. xxwelshcrazyxx

    xxwelshcrazyxx PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2009
    Messages:
    27,670
    Likes Received:
    530
    Good job you can now bend it, wouldnt look good with your finger sticking up and thank god it wasn't your middle one :eek: :lol:
     
  17. vickie1985

    vickie1985 PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2009
    Messages:
    9,525
    Likes Received:
    127
    lol that would have been great!! shame it wasnt middle finger now. was the one next to little finger on right hand. i use my hands for everything at work....a lot of stocking to do so i would have struggled.
     
  18. shutterspeed

    shutterspeed PetForums Senior

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2010
    Messages:
    457
    Likes Received:
    7
    I keep wondering why it doesn't bother the dogs??
    Any explanation, I mean, they touch it with their nose!!:eek:
     
  19. vickie1985

    vickie1985 PetForums VIP

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2009
    Messages:
    9,525
    Likes Received:
    127
    good point. it went through my gloves, so surely it can go through their noses lol
     
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice