“If you are not afraid of being stung by nettles, come by the narrow footpath that leads to the lodge, (…)”
“Ward No. 6” by Anton Chekhov
The nettle is intrusive in our garden. It is growing everywhere, so it is necessary to treat as the weed, because nettles will choke other plants.
Accidental touch of stinging nettle is not disturbing at all. My mistress got used to it. She even got to like it. Perhaps in the following year she will find a special patch for growing nettles only.