Terms and conditions of use

These terms and conditions outline how you can use this website and its content. We’re not keen on ‘legal-speak’ so, while we have detailed our terms and conditions in full, firstly we wanted to give you a quick summary in simpler language. However, if you’re in any doubt as to our intentions after reading the summary, please read on through the full terms and conditions!


All the content (words, images, photos, etc) on the Oak Leaf Gardening website belongs to Oak Leaf Gardening. You are welcome to use this in any way you like so long as you’re not making money from it. We have worked hard to put this together so that we can share it with you free of charge. Please don’t take advantage of us!

When using our content (words, images, photos) please do the following:

  • If quoting any text or using any images/photos online include a link back to our homepage: http://www.oakleafgardening.com
  • If quoting any text or using any images/photos elsewhere (eg in presentations, reports, articles) add this written credit: Courtesy of oakleafgardening.com

Our website includes links to external websites. We have included these links because we feel these websites will be useful to our visitors, but we can’t accept any responsibility for the content of these websites.

We make every reasonable effort to ensure the accuracy of the information on the Oak Leaf Gardening website, however we can only apologise for any inaccuracies and repercussions from using the information on our website, we can’t take any responsibility for losses or damages arising from it.

Oak Leaf Gardening also contains a forum where members of the public can post messages. The messages are not audited before they are posted and, while we do have filters in place to ban very offensive language, we cannot be held responsible for the content which is put onto the forum by members of the public. That said, we do check the forum regularly and it is easy for members of the forum to report offensive or derogatory posts to us. We will remove any posts which we do not consider appropriate and, if we see fit, permanently ban that user from the forum.

We’re sure that all our visitors will use the website responsibly and sensibly, but if someone chooses not to then we are not responsible for any repercussions from their actions.

Full terms and conditions of use

User agreement

By using the oakleafgardening.com website you (and any third party you represent) are automatically agreeing to and bound by these terms and conditions. We reserve the right to change these terms and conditions at any time without notice. If any element of these terms and conditions is unacceptable to you then you should cease using the website with immediate effect.


User: Anyone accessing and in any way using the website oakleafgardening.com
Content: Any content of oakleafgardening.com including, but not limited to, text, images, photographs,tables, graphics, design, brand, logo and information.

About oakleafgardening.com

This site is owned and operated by Oak Leaf Gardening, a UK based organisation.

oakleafgardening.com provides free gardening information and advice.

Purpose of these terms and conditions of use

The purpose of this information is to detail the terms and conditions which any users of oakleafgardening.com are bound by.

General conduct

Any use of the oakleafgardening.com website is the responsibility of the user. The website must not be used in any manner that is not permitted within these terms and conditions or that violates any law, regulation or statute in any applicable jurisdiction.


All content of the website and the Oak Leaf Gardening business name, trade marks, logo and branding are the intellectual property (registered or unregistered) of Oak Leaf Gardening. Use of oakleafgardening.com does not confer a right or licence to use any copyright, design right or trademark of Oak Leaf Gardening.

Permitted (allowed) use of content

Any content sourced from oakleafgardening.com can be used free of charge for any non-resale purpose. This means any use where the user does not receive income as a direct result of the content.
Content cannot be re-sold or used to generate an income in any way.

Content can be used for corporate, educational or personal use within the terms of this agreement.

These terms of use still apply to content which gas been edited, manipulated, or changed in any other way by the user.

Examples of permitted use include: Websites, printed media, artists reference (but the resulting artwork must not be sold), booklets, books, brochures, broadcast and theatrical productions, catalogues, CD covers, documents, eBooks, emails, flyers, iPhone applications, magazines, marketing/advertising/promotional activities, newspapers, posters, presentations, product packaging, school work/projects, software, video games and video productions.

Any use of content from oakleafgardening.com requires appropriate acknowledgement as follows:

  • If used online then a link back to http://www.oakleafgardening.com must be included.
  • If used any other medium then the following written credit must be included: Courtesy of oakleafgardening.com

Prohibited (not allowed) use of content

Any use of the content which is of direct commercial value is not permitted.

The content must not be offered for sale or commercial distribution.

An acknowledgement must be included every time content is used (see above).

These terms of use still apply to content which has been edited, manipulated, or changed in any other way by the user.

Examples of prohibited use include: Commercial distribution, merchandising (including greeting cards, T-shirts, mugs, postcards, canvases, calendars, mouse pads, etc whether pre-produced or ‘on-demand’ produced), re-sale of the content and web templates which are subject to mass distribution (whether distributed free of charge or not). Any use as a logo, trademark, trade name, design mark, business name or service mark.

In addition content may not be used for any pornographic, obscene, immoral or unlawful purpose, to defame a person, to violate a person’s right to privacy, to infringe upon any copyright, trade name, trademark or service mark of any person/entity.

Use of any images which feature a model or person in a manner which suggests that such person uses or personally endorses any business, product, service, cause, association or other endeavour or which depicts such person in a potentially sensitive context, unless the image itself clearly and undisputedly reflects the model or person in such a context, in which case the image may be used in a manner that portrays the model or person in the same context and to the same degree. A sensitive context is any subject matter including, but not limited to, any actual or implied mental and physical health issues, social issues, sexual activity or preference, substance abuse, crime, physical or mental abuse or ailments, or any subject matter that would be reasonably likely to be offensive or unflattering to the model or person featured within the image.

oakleafgardening.com reserves to right to deem what constitutes an infringement of usage rights.

Limitation of liability

Neither oakleafgardening.com nor any of its respective directors, owners, employees or members shall be liable for any damages, whether direct, incidental or consequential, in connection with any claim, loss, damage, action, suit or other proceeding arising from any use of the oakleafgardening.com website, even if such parties have been advised, or advised of the possibility, of such dangers.

Oak Leaf Gardening offers no warranties, explicit or implied, of the quality, accuracy and suitability for purpose of the content of oakleafgardening.com. While Oak Leaf Gardening makes all reasonable endeavours to ensure the quality, accuracy and suitability of purpose of the content, it accepts no responsibility for errors, omissions or inaccurate content, nor does it accept any liability for any losses or damages arising from use of or reliance on the content of the website.

oakleafgardening.com offers no warranties, explicit or implied, other than those expressly stated in this agreement. oakleafgardening.com offers no warranty, explicit or implied, in relation to the content available on the oakleafgardening.com website including any implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement of copyright, trademarks or other intellectual property rights, or freedom of any content or other materials from viruses, worms, Trojan horses or other code with malicious, disruptive and/or destructive features.

oakleafgardening.com offers no warranty, explicit or implied, that the availability of the site, services, content or other materials will be uninterrupted, error-free or technically compliant.

oakleafgardening.com has no responsibility for any content or other material uploaded or posted to the website, including, but not limited to, any advice forum messages or comment posted by members or other users.