• When Monty Don wants a special compost to plant a Chinese Dogwood in a pot that will give good drainage, neutral to acid soil and plenty of nutrients, what does he use? He makes up a bespoke mix including his own garden compost, leaf mould, grit – and ericaceous wool-based compost! topped off with composted bracken. As he says “Don’t scrimp on the compost”. To watch the clip click here and move the cursor to 2:00. Our Wool Compost Ericaceous can be bought here and our Lakeland Gold can be bought here.

  • Office Administrator

    Up to £25,000 full-time, based on our farm in Heltondale, Askham

    • Do you love organising things and can't help making sure everything is "all sorted"
    • Can you co-ordinate resources in readiness for onsite contract work?
    • Do you enjoy being in close contact with the environment and outdoor working life?
    • Are you calm and friendly?

    We are looking for a practical all-rounder to work at the core of our business to make sure everything runs smoothly.  We operate from our farm a first-class and expanding agricultural/environmental contracting business, as well as producing award-winning compost.

    The role will involve a lot of co-ordinating people and equipment to make sure everybody has what they need when they need it on site.  It also serves as the first point of contact for staff, customers and clients.

    To view a full role profile, please click on the link below in Supporting Information.

    To apply for the role, please send your CV and a covering letter to Kate@peopledecisions.co.uk.  In the covering letter, please explain your motivation for applying for the role.  Applications without a covering letter will not be accepted.

    If you would like to discuss the role, please contact Julia Cater on 01768 753001 julia@peopledecisions.co.uk

    Deadline for applications is Monday 23rd July 2018

  • We are so excited that Dalefoot Composts has been selected as an RHS Chelsea Garden Product of the Year Finalist for 2018!  We are one of 13 finalists who will be judged by a panel of 4 judges, to include BBC's Dragons Den Deborah Meaden; the judging will take place on Sunday 20th May, so please keep your fingers crossed for us!

  • Caption: Dalefoot Lakeland Gold Compost looks great amongst the props from their Potting Shed.

    Look what turned up amongst their props!

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

    The Chatty Gardener


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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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