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Distinctive red and yellow bags of Dalefoot Wool Compost and Lakeland Gold Compost

Premium mail order composts delivered to your garden!

Now with added Comfrey!  Our Wool Compost range now has a hat-trick of performance-packed natural ingredients. Find out more...


Our full range is 100% Peat-free


No need to feed - None of our composts require any additional feed and will feed your plants throughout the season


Reduced watering - The wool content in our composts provides natural water retention meaning less watering is required than other composts


Soil Association approved - Our composts are sustainably made from from renewable, natural ingredients on our farm in the Lake District and are approved for organic growing by the Soil Association


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Featured News

  • Growing for Flavour - By Becky Searle

    Posted 14 June 2024

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    Every year, the same thing happens: the tomato season finishes, and I’m left to subsist on powdered, frozen and canned tomatoes until the following summer. I could of course buy tomatoes in our supermarket any time I like, but once you have tasted a homegrown tomato, there is no turning back.

    So, one morning in early summer, I slide open the door to my greenhouse and am met with the familiar tomato smell.

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    Growing for Flavour - By Becky Searle

    By Lizzi Meth-Cohn, 14 June 2024 – 0 comments

    Every year, the same thing happens: the tomato season finishes, and I’m left to subsist on powdered, frozen and canned tomatoes until the following summer. I could of course buy tomatoes in our

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    Seasonality - Mark Lane

    By Lizzi Meth-Cohn, 13 June 2024 – 0 comments

    With the introduction of supermarkets and customer demand for fruit and vegetables at any time of the year, we have lost the idea and tastes of seasonality. Most gardeners and allotmenteers will

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  • Buy our unique peat free compost online
  • We are a living wage employer
  • Approved by the Soil Association
  • We care about the environment

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

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Customer Comments

  • I am even more impressed than ever by your no feed tomato compost. How did you come up With such an amazing mixture?? First fruit picked 31 May. Grown in conservatory in the midlands. And that’s just one plant..

  • After purchasing two bags of your Gold compost on the recommendation of Harts lily bulb firm I am so impressed I thought I would let you know how happy I am with the results...and subsequently I have ordered another two bags from Marshalls Seeds to re-pot some others lilies in the garden. The wisteria the kids gave me for mother's day..well the plant has pushed up so many extra branches, from ground level, frankly, I am astounded....the plant is obviously very very happy. (68 year old who cannot bend down to garden anymore) Ann.

  • I have never before had such a success with manufactured composts. I did try out a few bags last year for the first time having met you at Malvern. It was a success last year but this year the results are outstanding. I ordered enough for a friend and she also is delighted with the results. We will be ordering again next year.

  • I have never grown anything quite like this in the past. I can only put it down to using your compost.

  • Thank you so much for your interest in our products following the Back to the Land TV Programme with Kate Humble. We are working through your orders as fast as possible but please bear with us if there is a short delay before receiving your compost. Happy Gardening!

  • "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 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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