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Over the Garden Gate is a site designed primarily for entertainment and information.
Our aim is to encourage a greater exchange of views, information and experiences on the Internet between UK gardeners and environmentalists and the rest of the world.
It is intended to develop the site as an interactive resource and relevant contributions are welcomed from visitors.
To contact the webmaster click here

In the past it has been funded by subscriptions, user donations and the webmasters hard earned money from his day job. Thankfuly we can now cover the running costs with advertising.
Only casual visitors see the adverts - Oggies don't.

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This site is best experienced with FireFox, Internet Explorer or Netscape browser.
We recommend a minimum screen resolution of 800 x 600, with frames and javascript support.
For correct access you need cookies enabled (Session and persistant cookies).

If you experience any problems or difficulties, please let us know
(we can only fix it if we know it's broken!)

Guidelines and Rules

While all this stuff sounds rather tiresome and negative, it is written to protect the proprietors and users of this site. Thank you for reading this far!


Never put your email address in the text of a posting - robots stalk the internet collecting email addresses to sell to spammers.
OverTheGardenGate protects your privacy, your email address is secure, and is never given to anyone else.
You can contact other Oggies by clicking the email icon in the Forum and Album threads,
or by going to an Oggies Profile.
Doing this does not reveal your email address as Holly (the site Mascot) sends the message on your behalf.

OverTheGardenGate places a Cookie on your PC to store some basic information about you and when you last visited, this is so we can welcome you and highlight what is new next time you come here.
The information in this Cookie can only be read by Overthegardengate.

Interest Based Advertising:
We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our website. These companies may use non-personal information (not including your name, address, email address, or telephone number) about your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you.

Google, as a third party vendor, uses cookies to serve ads on this site.
Google's use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to your users based on their visit to this site and other sites on the Internet.
Users may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.
If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here.

Over the garden gate FAQ (frequently asked questions)

The website doesn't recognise me any more!
If the forum suddenly begins to welcome you as a 'Guest', and your details are not automatically entered into forms, you've lost your cookie (this can happen for a variety reasons). To repair it, go to the the profiles editing page, enter your password and user name EXACTLY as in your profile, and click the submit button. This will open your current profile for editing, and your Cookie will be restored as per your profile

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