This winter has been the wettest since weather records began. Many places in northern England have had severe flooding, roads and bridges have been washed away and life has been very difficult for many people. We should perhaps be thankful that it is only our garden that has been flooded. It has been far too wet to do any gardening. The pond has not been a great success and we will have to have a rethink next year. Perhaps it is not deep enough as it quickly filled up and then overflowed. Paul dug a channel to let the water escape from the garden onto the car park and into the drains.