Thanks to global warming, which has resulted in my pond being continuously frozen for three months, all the fish are dead. The floating polystyrene device that should have kept a patch clear of ice just wasn't enough. It's never frozen under that thing before, but this year it did. The ice even cracked the retaining walls around the pond!
The lawns are now yellow and composed mostly of moss after being under snow for all that time, and most of my well-established plants are dead too.
Well, I had been planning to overhaul the garden anyway. Looks like this is the year for it.
Since it's been virtually eradicated, and since it's not sensible to put out new plants here before May, some of those more ambitious schemes are now possible.