With Autumn setting in, now is the time to plant your bulbs for next Spring. Whether its Daffodils, Crocus or Lillies, our carbon neutral Bulb Compost will create the perfect growing medium for your bulbs. It boasts the ideal blend of free draining compost with natural, must-have nutrients and trace elements, to grow dazzling flowers and to feed the bulb to restore its reserves for the following year. The bracken from the Cumbrian fells also gives it the perfect open structure.

Bulb Compost - How to use

Pots and containers

* Place a layer of crocks at the bottom of your pot or container.

* Add a layer of Dalefoot Bulb Compost to a good depth (10cm if possible), to allow good root growth.

* Arrange bulbs-up to a bulbs distance apart-then add another 10cm layer of bulb compost.

* Water after planting & continue to water for six weeks after flowering. The compost should feel moist to the touch but not wet.


* Prepare the ground- remove weeds and add Dalefoot Bulb Compost to the planting pit- which should be 3-4 times as deep as the bulb itself.

* Cover generously with bulb compost.

* Mark the place of planting with a beautiful label to prevent disappointment in the future.

* If you have squirrels in your garden- plant deeper!

Top Tip- Try layering your bulbs for a beautiful display.

Remember that bulbs with indents e.g. Fritillaria, need to be planted on their side- the stem will find its way up to the light.


Do you have any tips or stories about using our Bulb Compost? Let us know by leaving us a comment below.


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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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