Gardening for the future, not for the quick fix

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The Mount Venus nursery has been trialling a huge variety of plants in the Irish climate All pictures: Ali Rochford

Plan ahead and do your plant homework

Oliver and Liat Schurmann, owners of the highly regarded Mount Venus nursery in Rathfarnham in Dublin, believe we need to radically rethink our way of gardening.

Fifteen years ago they set up their nursery specialising in interesting, hard working and hardy plants. Sourcing plants from nurseries abroad, collecting seed in the wild and from botanical gardens, they then trialled a huge variety of plants for suitability to the Irish climate before offering them for sale.

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