Unfortunately York city centre suffered badly with the floods just after Christmas but our garden has not been affected too much on first assessment. We had lots of plants and lawn in some areas which for a couple of days were sitting in water which drained away fairly quickly. Hopefully no long term damage done – so much for the droughts forecast some years ago. I’m not sure I agree with the global-warming-mongers because we have always had extreme weather occasions and I personally think that we/’they’ are not paying enough attention to the maintenance of our waterways. A beck which originally ran along the bottom of our garden a few years ago was placed in an underground pipe. This pipe has not been maintained, to my knowledge, whereas previously the beck would have been regularly cleared of excess silt. Silt still builds up, whether visible or not, under or over ground and the water has to go somewhere! I’m so sorry for people who have had their homes and businesses ruined as gardens will not be their prime concern. Has anyone else been affected or suffered any damage?