Bulb Compost

Bulb Compost

Giving your bulbs the best start, our Bulb Compost is peat free and uses sustainably harvested bracken for high levels of potash with natural free draining properties, promoting strong root growth and feeding your bulbs for two years.

Bulk Buy Scheme

  • Quantity: 1+ bags  Price: £8.99
  • Quantity: 12+ bags  Price: £8.50
  • Quantity: 20+ bags  Price: £8.00
  • Quantity: 30+ bags  Price: £7.50
  • Quantity: 50+ bags  Price: £7.00

Product code: BULB1



Our Bulb Compost is a blend of bracken harvested from the fells surrounding our Lake District farm to enrich your soil with all the right nutrients to help your bulbs grow strong and to restore their reserves for the following year so no need to feed.

Our Bulb Compost is carbon neutral to help your garden more sustainably and is made with 100% renewable resources and is designed to be used with spring, summer and autumn bulbs.

20L when packed

Delivery & Returns

Orders of 11 bags and less will be delivered by a courier using a Green Van. The standard delivery charge is £10 for 2 - 11 bags.

Orders of 12 bags plus will be delivered on a pallet by a courier using a small Orange Lorry. The standard delivery charge is £20 for 12 - 60 bags on a pallet.

You can mix and match composts - we will base the delivery price on total number of bags.

There is a minimum order quantity of 2 bags.

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 and 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.


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© Barker and Bland Ltd t/a Dalefoot Composts 2014 - 2019. All rights reserved.
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.

Bulk Buy Scheme

The price of every item in our bulk buy scheme drops as you buy more.

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