Browsing a catalogue from my local garden centre, I came across this. Apologise in advance for the picture quality. Ok! I'm not sure what happened to the photo but I'll carry on regardless. The picture is an acer in a pot. There was once an acer in the garden here. I believe it died of wind scorch. The wind here can be pretty nasty. I have a spot here on my patio that would suit a pot nicely. It is close to the house which offers 'Some' protection against the wind. It would also be in the shade from early afternoon as the sun passes over the house. 2 questions: How would an acer fare under these conditions? Is there an alternative plant that would have a similar impact but at a fraction of the cost? Any suggestions would be appreciated. G.