I'm new to this site and new to gardening in general.* Since we have moved in to our house, about 18 months ago, we have completely re-vamped the back garden from a load of overgrown mess to a lovely place to sit and relax although there is a long way to go before it's finished.* It's a small garden but it backs onto a nature reserve with lots of trees the other side of the fence. (See picture.)
I am now ready to put in a small pond.* My intention is to put it in the bottom right hand corner by the fence.* I have read that ponds should be situated in a sunny spot.* The problem is, the best place for our pond, from an aesthetic point of view, is in a north facing, shady corner with lots of trees nearby.* It is also the most boggy part of the garden as it gently slopes from all angles to converge where we want the pond.* We want the pond where we can see it and this is the best place for it situation wise.
I am using an old baby bath (like I say, it's a smallpond, more like a puddle but there you go!) which I intend to sink most of the way in to the ground leaving a bit sticking out which we will cover with rocks to hide the edges.* The idea of the pond is to give frogs somewhere to live with a few plants in.* We have no intentions of having any fish in it now or in the future even if we were to make a bigger pond at some point.
My question is this:
Is there any reason to stop us putting the pond in this position and if so, why?* If not, what plants would be recommended to put in it?* The only sun it will get will be early morning and possibly late evening during the longest days.* Any other time it will be in constant shade.
Hoping someone can help.