Sterling Silver Brunnera

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Welcome! :) ...... Plant Brunnera in shady places, it doesn't like full sun. Watch out for vine weevils eating the roots. No idea about deer.
 
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Thanks for the welcome :) This is one of the few bigger-leafed plants I've bought so I wondered about slugs/ snails... I've seen Brunnera listed as "deer resistant" (and the leaves do have a slightly fuzzy feel) but references have been mixed so I thought I'd check for others' experience... Planned to put this in a shady area under 40 yr old magnolia, hetzi juniper, and ligustrum (but if there are apt to be any maintenance issues I might just put it in a container... :shame: )
 
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I think container planting is just a load of unnecessary work, and it gives snails and slugs even more places to hide. If the odd slug or snail manages to get in, at least the plants have a good chance of re-growing. If I were that worried I would go into the garden as it gets dark and pick off any culprits to put in my salt pot. Don't use slug pellets - they kill birds and just attract more slugs!
You can turn pots etc upside down to put around the garden near your plants. This gives them a place to hide up during the day, and a good place too to go and collect them for disposal :giggle:
 
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Again, thank you for replying. Container planting is a necessity for me if I want to have plants that the deer and I both love :) (Happily they don't forage up on my deck...) I've not had to deal with snails or slugs in the garden [or in my containers] so I'm not very experienced there - lucky thing too, because I'm a squeamish gardener. (Your idea about going out in the dark to "pick off any culprits" made me smile... I'd probably decimate the plants with my trowel :ninja: 🙃)
 
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Again, thank you for replying. Container planting is a necessity for me if I want to have plants that the deer and I both love :) (Happily they don't forage up on my deck...) I've not had to deal with snails or slugs in the garden [or in my containers] so I'm not very experienced there - lucky thing too, because I'm a squeamish gardener. (Your idea about going out in the dark to "pick off any culprits" made me smile... I'd probably decimate the plants with my trowel :ninja: 🙃)
The job doesn't bother me, but you could always wear rubber gloves. We have had a plague of slugs, especially during the wet weather.
 

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