With so much heavy rain and wind this year is there any advice anyone can give for damage limitation in the garden. We live just over the top of a hill (SW Wales) and have worked on our garden since moving in a year ago. It is a fairly free draining, acid soil and we are still finding out what will grow best. We have large trees and shrubs around the boundary but the garden is quite open so still gets wind cutting across flattening plants. The rain just adds weight so some plants just break.