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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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  • 'Let's make 2021 the year of the best tomato crop ever!'

    Posted 08 February 2021

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    Terry's top tips, 6 – Watering wisdom for tomatoes.

    Water, that vital element, is needed throughout the growing season by tomato plants. Some gardeners have irrigation systems, others hosepipes, but for many it is a tap or a barrel or just a watering can. Regardless, of your watering vessel, the following tips still apply:

    Why watering for tomatoes is so important.

    Tomato plants need to be consistently

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    Cumbria Wildlife Trust

    By Lizzi Meth-Cohn, 28 June 2021 – 0 comments

    We are proud to announce that we are now Gold corporate members of Cumbria Wildlife Trust, the organisation that does such good work conserving the wildlife and wild places of our county. We have

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    Meet the grower - Common Farm Flowers

    By Lizzi Meth-Cohn, 07 June 2021 – 0 comments

    Georgie Newbery of Common Farm Flowers is based between Bruton and Wincanton in Somerset. She grows about two hundred and fifty different varieties of flowers and foliage for cutting on her

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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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