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Lilies grown by Hyde Lilies in Dalefoot Woool Compost win Gold at Chelsea
Tractor harvesting bracken for Lakeland Gold CompostLettuce seedings in trayDouble Strength Wool Compost in Vegetable gardenInnovative bracken harvesting machineHerdwick sheep in brackenNatural bracken Lakeland landscapeWinning potatoes by Ian Simpson
"Old gardening recipes to help you garden in balance with nature"
Distinctive red and yellow bags of Dalefoot Wool Compost and Lakeland Gold Compost

Our composts are all made on our small hill farm in the Lake District. The ideas for our composts come from old gardening books - from where many good ideas have been forgotten.

Made from renewable and natural ingredients. Bracken is harvested on rotation improving the biodiversity of flora and fauna where it grows. Harvesting also improves the habitat for ground nesting birds and butterflies and in particular the High Brown Fritillary. Grazing for animals is also improved. Sheep's wool sheared each year from our flock and our neighbours - provides an alternative source of income to local hill farmers.

We feel that we have we made a range of environmental products that offer our customers strongly sustainable choices and real alternatives to peat.

  • Peat free
  • Fertile and strong
  • 100% natural
  • Sustainable
  • Natural water retention

Latest News

  • WI Centennial Fair

    By Linda Collinson, 25 August 2015 – 0 comments

    The Women’s Institute is celebrating one hundred years of achievements with a fun-filled four day event at the Harrogate International Centre from 3-6 September 2015.

    We are looking forward to

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    Shearing time

    By Linda Collinson, 25 August 2015 – 0 comments

    The sheep are now feeling much lighter as the shearer’s arrived last week. At the same time bracken cutting is in full swing and we are rushing to get in the last haylage bales of the season before

Notices and promotions

  • Buy our unique peat free compost online
  • Members offer...

    We have a very special offer this season for members of Gardening Clubs, Allotment Associations and the NVS who are buying in bulk.  For more information email or call 01931 713281 and ask for details of our "Plotters Offer".

  • We care about the environment

    • Peat free
    • Fertile and strong
    • 100% natural
    • Sustainable
    • Natural water retention

Customer Comments

  • "You only have to put your hands in this compost to know how good it is" Karen - Alleyn Park Garden Centre

  • I mulched my veggie plants and "tickled" the compost in on the plots....what a difference! Mrs Francis, Norwich

  • "Lakeland Gold is absolutely brilliant on my clay soil"

  • "Thanks for the compost, which arrived very promptly. I will definitely be ordering more for later on.I can safely say that the seed compost has worked for me - I have good healthy baby plants, which I most certainly did not have with the previous organic compost. Lorna - Stirlingshire


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© Barker and Bland Ltd t/a Dalefoot Composts 2014 - 2015. All rights reserved.
Barker and Bland is a limited company registered in England and Wales. Registered office: Dalefoot Farm, Heltondale, Nr Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 2QL. Registered number: 8312959

This project is supported by the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) for which Defra is the Managing Authority, part funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas.

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The price of every item in our bulk buy scheme drops as you buy more.

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