10th July

Welcome to the Eightfold Year. Every day a different painting will appear, along with moon phases, saints days, seasonal plants and other festive celebrations.

You can find out more about the concept of the Eightfold Year here.

We hope you enjoy this website. We will be adding content as we go through the year and welcoming your feedback and suggestions.

Onwards and Upwards!


Mersey Cathedral Crown, Summer 2009: Jamie Reid

Moon Phases, July 2015:
Full Moon - July 2, 03:19
Third Quarter - July 8, 21:24
New Moon - July 16, 02:24
First Quarter - July 24, 05:04




Summer flower offering, Liverpool, Summer 2011: Jamie Reid

Saint's Day:
Amalberga of Maubeuge
Rufina and Secunda
Seven Brothers

Armed Forces Day (Mauritania)
Independence Day, celebrates the independence of the Bahamas from the United Kingdom in 1973
Silence Day (Followers of Meher Baba)
Statehood Day (Wyoming)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Pisces: This is a Water sign. It is a good time to sow Leaf plants like Basil, Cabbages, Chicory, Chinese Cabbage, Lettuce, but it would not be a good time to sow Fruiting plants like Peas*

Also on this day:

988 – The city of Dublin is founded on the banks of the river Liffey.

1212 – The most severe of several early fires of London burns most of the city to the ground.

1645 – English Civil War: The Battle of Langport takes place.

1921 – Belfast's Bloody Sunday: 16 people are killed and 161 houses destroyed during rioting and gun battles in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

1925 – Meher Baba begins his silence of 44 years. His followers observe Silence Day on this date in commemoration.

1925 – Scopes Trial: In Dayton, Tennessee, the so-called "Monkey Trial" begins with John T. Scopes, a young high school science teacher accused of teaching evolution in violation of the Butler Act.

1966 – The Chicago Freedom Movement, led by Martin Luther King, Jr., holds a rally at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. As many as 60,000 people came to hear Dr. King as well as Mahalia Jackson, Stevie Wonder, and Peter Paul and Mary.

1985 – Greenpeace vessel Rainbow Warrior is bombed and sunk in Auckland, New Zealand harbour by French DGSE agents, killing Fernando Pereira.

2011 – British tabloid News of the World prints its last ever edition after 174 years due to the phone-hacking scandal. Hoo-f**king-ray.

* more information can be found on the Gardeners Calendar website here.