Posted: 13/02/2015 at 17:56
I have an East-facing garden, slightly South-East. It does depend what is to either side of the garden, particularly the South side. If there are no obstructions, houses et al, your garden should get plenty of Morning sun and a little early afternoon sun.
I grow a large variety of plants, some shrubs, but mostly flowering annuals. If your soil is good you should have no problem growing lots of different plants. The RHS 'Plant Finder is good because you search by aspect, or you can google east-facing plants.
But don't restrict yourself to just this because many plants can grow in several aspects. Here are some examples of plants that thrive in my garden:
Sunflowers, marigolds, calendula, tagetes, cosmos, phacelia, red clover, zinnias, asiatic lilies, irises, daffodils, crocuses, violas, honesuckle, roses, winter jasmine, anemones, cornflowers, snapdragons,alyssum, californian poppies, poppies, coreopsis, and many others.
Here's a couple of pictures of my garden that I hope will give you some inspiration.