Posted: 24/12/2013 at 10:30
Even with an east facing garden you are still going to get plenty of light, and some sun.
As clueless says clay may be the reason you are waterlogged.
The only way you can reduce the water table is to improve the drainage.
You can sink a drainage system in, to carry some of the water away, but this will depend upon where the water will end up.
If you are on clay a pond will be easier to install, so there will be no worries there.
The addition of plenty of grit and manure will improve the top 12" of soil.
Right now, once the water has drained a bit, just exposing the clay to winter frost, will help break it up.
It will be a lot of hard work, but there is no reason why you can't still have a fantastic garden.
Patience and planning are the keys here and you have a fantastic set of helpers on here who can guide you every step of the way.