14th August

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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Filth, Summer 2006: Jamie Reid

Moon Phases, August 2015:
Last Quarter – August 7, 03:02
New Moon – August 14, 15:53
First Quarter – August 22, 20:31
Full Moon – August 29, 19:35

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CURRENT MOON

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Mellors, Liverpool, Summer 2011: Anon

Saint's Day:
Maximilian Kolbe

Festival:
Independence Day, celebrates the day on which Pakistan was made an independent country based on border lines created by the British during the end of their rule of India in 1947. (Pakistan)
Pramuka Day (Indonesia)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Cancer: This is a Water sign. It is a good time to sow Leaf plants like Basil, Cabbages, Chicory, Chinese Cabbage, Lettuce, but it would not be a good time to sow Fruiting plants like Fruits Harvested now will store for longer. *


Also on this day:

1598 – Nine Years War: Battle of the Yellow Ford – Irish forces under Hugh O'Neill, Earl of Tyrone, defeat an English expeditionary force under Henry Bagenal.

1846 – The Cape Girardeau meteorite, a 2.3 kg chondrite-type meteorite strikes near the town of Cape Girardeau in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri.

1888 – A recording of English composer Arthur Sullivan's The Lost Chord, one of the first recordings of music ever made, is played during a press conference introducing Thomas Edison's phonograph in London.

1908 – The first beauty contest is held in Folkestone, England. Won by a Border Collie.

1911 - Liverpool’s ‘Bloody Sunday’: police attack transport strike rally seriously injuring hundreds. General strike declared in Liverpool.

1947 – Pakistan gains Independence from the British Indian Empire and joins the Commonwealth of Nations.

1948 – Don Bradman, widely regarded as the best cricket batsman in history, makes a duck in his final Test innings.

1969 – British troops are deployed in Northern Ireland.

1980 – Lech Wałęsa leads strikes at the Gdańsk, Poland shipyards.

1996 – Greek Cypriot refugee Solomos Solomou is murdered by Turkish forces while trying to climb a flagpole in order to remove a Turkish flag from its mast in the United Nations Buffer Zone in Cyprus.

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