12th 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!


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




Summer flower offering, Liverpool, Summer 2011: Jamie Reid

Saint's Day:
Hermagoras and Fortunatus
Jason of Tarsus (Roman Catholic Church)
John Gualbert
Nabor and Felix

Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Kiribati from the United Kingdom in 1979.
Independence Day, celebrates the independence of São Tomé and Príncipe from Portugal in 1975.
The second day of Naadam. (Mongolia)

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:

1562 – Fray Diego de Landa, acting Bishop of Yucatan, burns the sacred books of the Maya - a dreadful act of cultural destruction.

1917 – The Bisbee Deportation occurs as vigilantes kidnap and deport nearly 1,300 striking miners and others from Bisbee, Arizona.

1962 – The Rolling Stones perform their first ever concert, at the Marquee Club in London.

1967 – The Newark riots began in Newark, New Jersey.

1979 – Disco Demolition Night at Comiskey Park Chicago, IL

2011 – Neptune completes its first orbit since its discovery on September 23, 1846.

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