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Planting out seedlings using Wool Compost
A selection of prize winning vegetablesTractor harvesting bracken for Lakeland Gold CompostFlower beds and edge plantingNatural bracken Lakeland landscapeInnovative bracken harvesting machineRustic pots planted with Ericaceous Potting Mix Deliciously ripe gooseberriesOutdoor pots with Wool Compost
"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

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    Bracken harvesting in full swing

    By Linda Collinson, 04 September 2014 – 0 comments

    The tractors with mowers are out on the fells around the farm cutting the bracken. It is left on the ground until it turns brown and then baled and collected. Some of the ground covered is quite

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    Welsh NVS Championship Show

    By Linda Collinson, 04 September 2014 – 0 comments

    The Welsh branch of the National Vegetable Society held its Championship Show at Wrexham on  23rd and 24th August. We sponsored some of the classes and provided bags of compost for the winners. The

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Customer Comments

  • Thanks for the compost, which arrived very promptly. It was waiting for me when I arrived home from work on Tuesday. Gorgeous stuff! I potted on all my sickly seedlings on Wednesday morning, and they are now starting to look so much better. They are actually growing instead of just sitting. I will definitely be ordering more for later on.

  • I recommend Dalefoot Compost range to everyone with a garden - it does what it says it will! We discussed our troublesome, dry, waterlogged and wormless garden border with Simon at Tatton Flower Show and placed our first order for a mixture of Double Strength Wool compost and Lakeland Gold...

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© Barker and Bland Ltd t/a Dalefoot Composts 2014. 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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