Privacy Policy

This policy was created on 8th February 2023, was last updated on 22nd September 2023, and will be reviewed regularly.

Who we are

Our website address is: – referred to in this policy as “the Site” is an informational resource about gardening. We are committed to providing a great service for our readers without creating any additional concerns or worries for you about your data. That means we respect your right to privacy. We are committed to minimising the collection and storage of your data to what is necessary to run our legitimate website business. We will do all we can to deal with your data in ways we would hope our own personal data would be – safely, securely and with trust.


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


You have the opportunity to customise how cookies are used to personalise your experience on this site. When you visit the site you will be prompted to check our cookie usage and confirm your preferences. Please see our cookie policy for further information.

Additionally, if you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

When you click on affiliate links

Third-party cookies may be placed in your browser from affiliate companies who we work with when you follow links from the Site to theirs. Please see our Disclaimer policy for information on Affiliate (or compensated) links used on this site.


The Site uses third-party services from Google Analytics which uses cookies to help collect data about traffic to this website.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Personal information

You should never submit sensitive personal information to the Site. This includes your social security or National Insurance number, information regarding race or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious beliefs, health information, criminal background, or trade union memberships. If you elect to submit such information to us, it will be subject to this Privacy Policy.

Children’s information

The Site does not knowingly collect any personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. If a parent or guardian believes the Site has personally identifiable information of a child under the age of 16, please contact us immediately at and we will use our best efforts to promptly remove any such information from our records.

Who we may share your data with

The Site is hosted by SiteGround. We use both SiteGround’s website security and Wordfence’s WordPress plugin to protect the site.

Please also see the information above “Akismet plugin” on the data stored by Akismet.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where your data is sent

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

The Site uses the Akismet anti-spam plugin to protect our website from spam. Akismet collects information about visitors who comment on

Here is some information from Akismet: “We collect information about visitors who comment on Sites that use our Akismet anti-spam service. The information we collect depends on how the User sets up Akismet for the Site, but typically includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).”

Contacting us

If you correspond with the Site we may store the information you have supplied to answer your questions, complete correspondence with you and for record-keeping purposes.

Contact us

If you have any questions please contact us by email at