So, a trip to m,y local botanics has inspired me to do a quickie seed order - a fabulous dandelion relative - urospermum dalechampii and a truly outstanding seed head plant - fibigia clypteata. For the new(ish) mediterranean/gravel garden.
Also, most unusually bought a bedding plant. A rather lovely little bidens ferulifolia called Beedance Orange. A mexican perennial so I will try to keep it alive and not do that thing most of my neighbours do: tossing perfectly good (if somewhat tender) plants every year.