Tame unruly Clematis montana
Prune overcrowded, dead or diseased stems of Clematis montana once it has finished flowering. Untangling the stems can be fiddly, but it will take cutting back hard.
Fill gaps in borders
Gaps in herbaceous borders are best filled with hardy annual bedding, such as Calendula, Godetia, and Clarkia. Thin out earlier direct sowings in two or three stages at fortnightly intervals. Final spacing should be between 10-20cm (4-8in).
Train sweet peas
Sweet peas need training and tying into their supports to encourage them to climb and make a good display.
Succession sowing of veg
Sow salad crops, such as beetroot, Chinese cabbage, pak choi and radish. Leafy salads do better when sown in light shade, as hot, dry weather leads to bitter leaves.