11th 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!

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Poppies, 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

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CURRENT MOON

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Summer flower offering, Liverpool, Summer 2011: Jamie Reid

Saint's Day:
Benedict of Nursia
Olga of Kiev

Festival:
Bonfire Night, precursor to The Twelfth. (Northern Ireland)
China National Maritime Day (People's Republic of China)
Day of the Flemish Community (Flemish Community of Belgium)
Gospel Day (Kiribati)
Imamat Day (Ismailism)
The first day of Naadam, also known as Revolution Day (Mongolia)
World Population Day (International)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Taurus: This is a Earth sign. It is a good time to sow Root plants like Beetroot, Carrots, Jerusalem Artichokes, Kohl Rabi, Radish, Spring Onions, Turnips, but it would not be a good time to sow Flower plants like Calabrese*

Also on this day:

1735 – Mathematical calculations suggest that it is on this day that dwarf planet Pluto moved inside the orbit of Neptune for the last time before 1979.

1789 – Jacques Necker is dismissed as France's Finance Minister sparking the Storming of the Bastille.

1804 – A duel occurs in which the Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr mortally wounds former Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton.

1833 – Noongar Australian aboriginal warrior Yagan, wanted for the murder of white colonists in Western Australia, is killed.

1859 – A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens is published.

1921 – A truce is called in the Irish War of Independence.

1930 – Australian cricketer Don Bradman scores a world record 309 runs in one day, on his way to the highest individual Test innings of 334, during a Test match against England.

1977 – Martin Luther King Jr. is posthumously awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

1987 – According to the United Nations, the world population crosses the 5,000,000,000 (5 billion) mark.


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