Be careful when you prune Californian lilacs. They need shaping up but might refuse to produce new branches from old wood. Different rules for evergreen and deciduous ceanothus shrubs apply.
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Blackcurrants only fruit on younger shoots so make sure you prune your blackcurrant bush in winter to have plenty of berries for years to come.
Aubergines are becoming a more common veggie to have in your kitchen, and with new varieties being developed to flourish in temperate climates, they’re easier to grow at home than ever before.
Garlic is one of those kitchen supplies that always brings a bit of zing to any meal. It’s easy to grow and a few bulbs will last you a long time, so planting a few cloves at home can be very rewarding.