11th April

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

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Onwards and Upwards!

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Fritillary on balcony, Liverpool, Spring 2008: Maria Hughes

Moon Phases, April 2015
Full Moon – April 4, 13:07
Third Quarter – April 12, 04:46
New Moon – April 18, 19:58
First Quarter – April 26, 12:56

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CURRENT MOON

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New shoots, Liverpool, Spring 2011: Jamie Reid

Saint's Day:
Antipas of Pergamum (Greek Orthodox Church)
Gemma Galgani
Godeberta
Guthlac
Stanislaus of Szczepanów

Festival:
Juan Santamaría Day, anniversary of his death in the Second Battle of Rivas. (Costa Rica)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Sagittarius: This is a Fire sign. This is a good time to sow Fruiting plants like Aubergines, Broad Beans, Cucumber, French Beans, Marrow, Peas, Peppers, Pumpkin, Runner Beans, Squash, Sweetcorn, Tomatoes, but it would not be a good time to sow Leaf plants like Basil, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbages, Celeriac, Celery, Dill, Kale, Lettuce, Rhubarb, Spinach, Swiss Chard*

Also on this day:

1775 – The last execution for witchcraft in Germany takes place.

1919 – The International Labour Organization is founded.

1951 – The Stone of Scone, the stone upon which Scottish monarchs were traditionally crowned, is found on the site of the altar of Arbroath Abbey. It had been taken by Scottish nationalist students from its place in Westminster Abbey.

1954 – The most boring day since 1900 according to the True Knowledge Answer Engine

1981 – A massive riot in Brixton, South London, results in almost 300 police injuries and 65 serious civilian injuries.

1987 – The London Agreement is secretly signed between Israeli Foreign Affairs Minister Shimon Peres and King Hussein of Jordan.

2001 – Australia beats American Samoa in a 31-0 win, the biggest ever in an international match of football.

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