What do we do?

Appletreeman

Appletreeman in the Nursery Appletreeman supplies an ever-widening range of fruit trees, nut bushes and fruiting shrubs. Every year we grow, graft and bud new and exciting varieties of pear, plum and apple in our Perthshire nursery. Many are heritage trees, traditional Scottish varieties or unusual cultivars, grown sustainably and specially selected for their hardiness and suitability in a varied Scottish climate. Our trees can be bought bare-root in the Winter or as potted maiden trees throughout the year.

Appletreeman passes on his orchard expertise by running practical classes in things like planting, pruning, budding, and fruit identification. He also provides a consultancy and advice service to new or existing orchard owners or community groups.

Appletreeman also has a small research orchard of productive trees which provides a quantity of fruit for juicing and cider each year.

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Plants with Purpose

Margaret Lear

From a small backgarden nursery set up by Margaret Lear in 2001, Plants with Purpose now has a stocklist of over 150 useful, culinary, medicinal, wildlife and edible plants, all homegrown without chemicals or artificial fertilisers. You’ll find many unusual varieties, and several new additions of useful plants to be tested under Scottish conditions.  The nursery will be run seperately from Appletreeman in 2020; more information to come.