• Read all about Mandy's great results using our Seed Compost.

    The Chatty Gardener

  • 16 February 2018

    Product sales position

    Up to £20,000 full-time Heltondale, near Askham

    • Do you want to be part of a team which cares (deeply) about what they are selling?
    • Are you interested in nurturing and growing a customer base through social media and online shopping?
    • Do you care about delivering top quality customer service?
    • Do you love the buzz of bringing new customers on board? We are looking for somebody to join our compost product sales team. Our family-run business is experiencing boom growth through publicity from winning awards and being featured in the BBC2 Back to the Land series.

    The role will involve advising and selling our products to end customers via mail-order, telephone, through interest groups and at national RHS shows such as Chelsea and Hampton Court.

    Further information and how to apply: More details

    Closing date for applications: 5th March, 2018


    Well regarded horticulturist and garden writer Pumpkin Beth trials our composts for broad beans sweet peas and scented daffodils, and also includes them in her Christmas gift guide.

    Have a look at Pumpkin Beth's website to see the wealth of information and advice contained within.....

  • Award-winning bloggers Agents of Field have been growing in our composts and you can read the results here. So have the wonderful family team at Life on Pig Row (and here).

    ‘There’s gold in these Lakeland Hills’ – read an interesting blog post about our products, and how they benefit the local environment, by Angela Slater for Hayes Garden World.

  • We’re back on TV! The episode of Back to the Land with Kate Humble, showing the story of our farm and how we began our compost business, is being repeated on Saturday 20 January at 1.30pm on BBC Two. Kate has told us that she’s currently filming a new series of the show, highlighting rural businesses, which is great news. When it aired last year we were inundated with enquiries about our compost.

    Don't forget to re-order your seed compost in readiness for the Spring.

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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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