Update: Our mail order service continues to be open for business. Compost for your gardens can be ordered via our website and delivered safely by our courier service. Our small team is working really hard and getting orders out as quickly as it can, so please bear with us. Give instructions when you order for a safe place to drop-off and there’s no need to sign. We had anticipated changes such as this and have put in place safe working practices for all our staff, including home working. We will continue to monitor the situation. We only use 100% natural ingredients from the fells surrounding our farm in the Lake District.
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Potash rich bracken forms the base for all our composts. We blend herdwick Sheep's wool into all our Wool Composts for improved water retention and slow release nitrogen.  

Our composts are approved for ORGANIC growing, are completely PEAT FREE and are not made from green waste.




The Reckless Gardener

Pumpkin Beth



Lakeland Gold

NEW RECIPE - Traditional Claybuster and 'Gold-standard' Autumn Mulch. Encourages worms and enriches your soil. 

  • Mulch into your beds in Autumn for improved nutrition and added moisture retention
  • Top dress plants such as potatoes, fruit trees, asparagus and flowering shrubs (1 bag per m2)
  • Feed for 2 years
  • Vegan friendly recipe





Bulb Compost 

For encouraging strong, healthy bulbs that produce vibrant blooms year after year.

  • Use for Autumn, Winter, Spring and Summer bulbs
  • Feeds for 2 years

See how others have been using our Bulb compost:


Monty Don Planting Lily bulbs

Lasagne pots with Agents of Field



Wool Compost

For growing in containers where water retention is key.  No need to add extra feed or water retaining gels.

  • Use in containers, hanging baskets and raised beds

See how others have been using our Wool compost:

Susie White - My Weekly

The Bramble Garden

Article - The Telegraph

Pumpkin Beth - Carrot trials



Wool Compost for Seeds

A blended, fine mix to provide the perfect start for your seeds.

  • Healthy green seedlings from a gentle feed
  • Once roots develop, transfer to Wool Compost

See how others have been using our Seed compost:


Thomas Stone

The Chatty Gardener





Wool Compost for Vegetables and Salads

Perfect for "grow your own" vegetables, salad and fruit in an allotment, raised beds, containers or windowsill.

  • Up to 50% less watering
  • Feeds throughout the growing season

See how others have been using our Veg compost:

Pumpkin Beth - Tomato Trials






Wool Compost Double Strength

No other growing media has such a high concentration of naturally derived nutrients for improved plant size and quality.

  • Grow bag for tomatoes
  • Mix into soil for greedy vegetables (eg. courgettes)
  • Aids water retention for dry, sandy soils.

See how others have been using our Double Strength compost:

Pumpkin Beth - Daffodils

The Urban Veg Patch





Wool Compost Ericaceous

For container growing all acid-loving plants eg Azaleas, Camellia, Heathers, Pieris, Rhododendrons and Blueberries.


See how others have been using our Ericaceous compost:


Agents of Field


Wool Compost Double Strength Ericaceous

For planting out and top dressing all your acid loving plants.




New for 2019: Wool Compost for Tomatoes

Super-strength compost containing all the must-have nutrients needed to grow organic, succulent, aromatic tomatoes throughout the year without additional tomato feed.

Recommended by The Enduring Gardener

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Customer Comments

  • Lakeland Gold - absolutely fabulous stuff, dissolved my clay - Richard Edgar 2016

  • The overwintering onions have developed superb root systems and my sweet pea seedlings look better than I have ever seen them at this time of year. Terry Marshall, West Yorkshire

  • "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

  • This year we grew three marrows over 155lbs. One of the ingredients to our success has been through the use of Dalefoot Compost's products.

  • "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

  • The results were fantastic with regards to the skin quality and uniformity. These were easily the best potatoes I have ever grown.

Notices and promotions

  • New Stockist List 2019

    We have some lovely new garden centres added to our stockist list. Click here to see the full stockist list.

  • Approved by the Soil Association
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    The price of every item in our bulk buy scheme drops as you buy more. Just add any combination of qualifying products to your basket and we'll calculate the discount.


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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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