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Tie in climbers

Twining climbers, including clematis and passionflowers, are growing fast now. Although they are generally self-supporting, by attaching themselves to wires or trelliswork, at the beginning of the season they benefit from a helping hand. Tie in any flopping shoots to set them in the right direction.

Plant of the Week: Phlox

Plant of the Week: Phlox

For sheer look-at-me wow factor it's hard to beat a border phlox. Tall and imposing among other flowers, they're the undisputed stars of the midsummer show when bursting into a froth of showy multicoloured blossom with a delicious honey-sweet perfume. Look out for pure white 'David', lovely azure 'Blue Boy' and lilac 'Franz Schubert'.

Give your phlox a rich, moisture-retentive but free-draining soil in part shade. Taller varieties are best staked – get your supports in place around now and they'll disappear among the foliage. Or grow more compact varieties like the 'Flame' series in shades from light pink to deep purple - also good for containers.