13th 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 2016:
New Moon - July 4, 12:00
First Quarter - July 12, 01:51
Full Moon - July 19, 23:56
Third Quarter - July 26, 23:59




Summer flower offering, Liverpool, Summer 2011: Jamie Reid

Saint's Day:
Abel of Tacla Haimonot (Coptic Church)
Clelia Barbieri
Eugenius of Carthage
Henry II, Holy Roman Emperor
Silas (Roman Catholic Church)
Teresa of the Andes

Feast of Kalimát, first day of the seventh month of the Bahá'í calendar. (Bahá'í Faith)
Statehood Day (Montenegro)
The last day of Naadam (Mongolia)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Libra: This is a Air sign. This is a good time to sow Flowering plants like Calabrese, but it would not be a good time to sow Rooting plants like Beetroot, Carrots, Jerusalem Artichokes, Kohl Rabi, Radish, Spring Onions, Turnips*

Also on this day:

1174 – William I of Scotland, a key rebel in the Revolt of 1173–1174, is captured at Alnwick by forces loyal to Henry II of England.

1793 – Journalist and French revolutionary Jean-Paul Marat was assassinated in his bathtub by Charlotte Cordy, a member of the opposing political faction.

1863 – New York Draft Riots: in New York City, opponents of conscription begin three days of rioting which will be later regarded as the worst in United States history.

1912 - Orange order and Irish Green march through Garston in Liverpool after police brutality.

1973 – Alexander Butterfield reveals the existence of the Nixon tapes to the special Senate committee investigating the Watergate break in.

1977 – New York City, amidst a period of financial and social turmoil experiences a blackout lasting nearly 24 hours that leads to widespread fires and looting

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