Posted: 01/02/2014 at 22:41
If it's just beside the pond and not overly boggy, consider a dierama. Wonderful reflections in the water. Astlbes, ferns, acteas for leaf colour and structure.
For simplicity and evergreen foliage and nice blue sprimg flowers how about vinca major Variegata?
Bex, cancel parkers. Look, when your plants arrive from them you will know what most of us are talking about.
Check out Paddocks Plants. Excellent quality for about £4 in 2 litre or bigger pots.