12th September

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.

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Onwards and Upwards!

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Barley and Poppies, August 2008: Jamie Reid

Moon Phases, September 2015:
Last Quarter – September 5, 10:54
New Moon – September 13, 07:41
First Quarter – September 21, 09:59
Full Moon – September 28, 03:50

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CURRENT MOON

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The Old Shed Door, The Plot, Liverpool, Summer 2011: Anon

Saint's Days and Observances:
Ailbe of Emly
Guy of Anderlecht
Holy Name of Mary
Laisrén mac Nad Froích
Sacerdos of Lyon

Festival:
Commemoration of the mass hanging of the Saint Patrick's Battalion. (Mexico)
Defenders Day (Maryland)
National Day (Cape Verde)
National Revolution Day (Ethiopia)

Flowering Now by Saul Hughes: Great Mullein
Verbascum Thapsus.
Family: Scrophulariaceae.
Gaelic Name: Cuingeal Mhuire.

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Leo: This is a Fire sign. This is a good time to sow Fruiting plants like Broad Beans, Peas, but it would not be a good time to sow Leaf plants like Cabbages, Lettuce, Fruits Harvested now will store for longer. *

Also on this day:

1213 – Albigensian Crusade: Simon de Montfort, proto-Socialist 5th Earl of Leicester, defeats Peter II of Aragon at the Battle of Muret.

1846 – Elizabeth Barrett elopes with Robert Browning. Filth!

1885 – Arbroath 36–0 Bon Accord, a world record score in professional football.

1910 – Premiere performance of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 8 in Munich (with a chorus of 852 singers and an orchestra of 171 players. Mahler's rehearsal assistant conductor was Bruno Walter).

1921 - Group of unemployed occupy Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool and George Garret makes a anti-racism speech.

1933 – Leó Szilárd, waiting for a red light on Southampton Row in Bloomsbury, conceives the idea of the nuclear chain reaction.

1940 – Cave paintings are discovered in Lascaux, France.

1952 – Strange occurrences, including a monster sighting, take place in Flatwoods, West Virginia.

1974 – Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia, 'Messiah' of the Rastafari movement, is deposed following a military coup by the Derg, ending a reign of 58 years.

1992 – Abimael Guzmán, leader of the Shining Path, is captured by Peruvian special forces; shortly thereafter the rest of Shining Path's leadership fell as well.

2003 – The United Nations lifts sanctions against Libya after that country agreed to accept responsibility and recompense the families of victims in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103.


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