G'day guys, Firstly I want to mention that I'm a noob and have no experience with gardening, planting etc. whatsover and i'm hoping to gain some knowledge and a better understanding this forum. I have always been fascinated by Japanese gardens and bonsai and recently have fallen in love with Weeping Japanese maples. As a result I have created a small Japanese garden feature along the side of our new home. The prominant feature I wanted to achieve is the weeping maple I purchased 'inaba shidare'. I've layed out the design, planted some shrubs along with my new baby and can't wait till it comes to life in spring. Now after doing some research, I am becoming a little anxious and worried that my baby won't be able to thrive in it's current location. I did not fully take into consideration the amount of sun / shade these species require. I planted it in a position where it is approximately 1 meter in front of our side boundrary fence that faces north. In the winter it gets no direct sun whatsover. I am not sure if the higher summer sun will be able to reach it either, however, it does get some rays and reflections from a window directly opposite (dunno if this helps). Suggestions and ideas on how I can improve my Japanese garden ? I hope I don't need to relocate this weeping maple :( PS: The pebbles look sandy in this pic but once they are hosed down or rained upon, they clear up and become a lighter colour.