Hive Garden Journal: End of October 🐌 πŸŠπŸ‘©β€πŸŒΎ

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Such is the global nature of HIVE that I've gone a bit weird with the cover image this week - it's Autumn in the northern hemisphere, whilst it's totally Spring here in Australia!

I adore this photo by @mamrita which shows a gorgeous sunrise in Germany and the lovely autumn leaves. It wasn't strictly a garden journal post but I thought it was worth sharing, don't you think? Do drop your autumnal photos as a comment below for a chance to win a HIVE tip!*


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Don't forget the #gardenjournal challenge starts in three days! Keep an eye out for it and please join in - even if it's to talk about your garden tidy up and the autumnal vibe!

What's been going on...

There was some sadness as @scribblingramma reflected on her summer garden, and how age and illness may prevent them doing another garden next year. I think we all face that at some point, but I hope we manage to keep our hands in the soil somehow, even if it's a pot or a small raised bed.

@cesar21 walked us through his basil sowing - I planted LOTS of basil too as in my opinion you can't have too much basil, amirite? @oscarcede is doing the same, but with coriander - my other favourite.

Nice to see @craigcryptoking in the community, sharing jacaranda trees - aren't they stunning?


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@kennyroy has started growing chayote - looking forward to seeing how mine grow too. Apparently they used to be quite common in Victorian backyards but fell out of favour at some point. They're gaining popularity again now. Do you grow them? What are your tips?

@manoldonchev wrote a post about their garden complete with poetry and songs - you know when you're out in the garden and you are singing along? Their photos were also delightful!


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Also loved the way that Manol signed off his post - peace and parsley! Yeah, right on!

**This week a little beneficiary go to @manoldonchev and @cesar21. Keep up the happy gardening, folks!

Peace and Parsley!





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I hope I can keep gardening as long as possible. An old farmgirl friend is 75 (I wouldn't have guessed, thought she was nearer 70) and has had some shoulder operations and breast cancer over the years, but was just saying she was a bit achey after crutching 24 adult sheep over the weekend. I guess you can't keep a farmgirl down for long.

'Move it or lose it', as dad says. He's still pushing a rake around, though he's moaning about it too. Let's hope we keep gardening til we are 105!

Absolutely!! I want to see another video of you surfing then too!

My wife snagged this fantastic photo in our recent trip! I absolutely love mountain lakes, especially in the fall with the super cool reflections! It was also interesting being up in the clouds like that, though it was a bit of a foggy day we were at about 1500 feet I think.

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Gotta love the Parsley lol. We had about 6 basil plants in pots this summer, needless to say we have enough basil to last us the winter I hope!

I'm not familiar with Chayote I will have to look it up!

Do drop your autumnal photos as a comment below for a chance to win a HIVE tip!

Am I right? Can I share my beautiful autumn photos in the comments?
We also have sunny and warm autumn days in southern Russia!
The sky is bright blue and without clouds.
I photographed a reed in the background of the sky!

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Hello,@riverflows, a great pleasure to greet you, thank you for mentioning me in this publication, I have really been waiting for a community for a long time where I can share the experiences of my crops, on my farm I grow vegetables such as: chili, chives, coriander, zucchini, onion and I have a baby of worms to take advantage of the humus, then, I believe that in HIVEGARDEN I have found the ideal place for my publications, I am at your service, greetings.

You have Spring?! Our bizarre weather thinks it's winter again. Keep hauling out the winter bedding...packing away.... taking out again. Worse: The fruit trees are taking strain.

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I am not so good at English speaking live but I will try with a video about planting Chayote! ^_^

Where is that place in the 2nd photo! LOVELY!!!

I need to check out those jacarandas! I love them! They say mine will never bloom...
I heard you should plant chayote in pairs.

OH REALLY!! Lucky I have another one to plant -- but I wonder why that is?

Hm I don't know. Apparently they like it better like that. It could just be a cultural superstition but I still felt the need to mention it.

Woww, I like the 2nd photo of @craigcryptoking. A poetic street, it's so beautiful!

It's so poetic, isn't it? Love jacarandas - so colourful!

Yes, It’s so poetic.😊

Thanks for the feature!

You're welcome. Loved the music in your post - it felt very lively.

Thanks for including my picture here πŸ™‚ It's not from Germany though, it's from Stockholm, Sweden πŸ˜‰
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Oh sorry - I'm so rubbish, lol! I swear I only half pay attention to most things, the rest of the time I'm thinking about the garden or my chickens... what a terrible friend I am. I DO know it's Stockholm, but I think I was half thinking about Berlin at the time...

Hi everyone! @riverflows thank you very much for the mention, the feedback you gave me about the basil, and the support, it is much appreciated.
I thought the jacaranda trees were absolutely mind-blowing craigcryptoking, beautifully done.
Regards to everybody and best wishes.