15th March

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!


Bull Rush Burst, Liverpool, Spring 2008: Jamie Reid

Moon Phases, March 2016:
Third Quarter - March 1, 23:10
New Moon - March 9, 01:54
First Quarter – March 15, 17:02
Full Moon – March 23, 12:00
Third Quarter - March 31, 16:16




Early Spring frost, Liverpool, Spring 2010: Jamie Reid

Saint's Day:
Clemens Maria Hofbauer
Louise de Marillac
Raymond of Fitero

Constitution Day (Belarus)
International Day Against Police Brutality (International)
Ides of March (Roman Empire)
Hōnen Matsuri (Japan)
National holiday, celebrating the Hungarian Revolution of 1848 (Hungary)
World Consumer Rights Day (International)
World Day of Muslim Culture, Peace, Dialogue and Film (International)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Taurus: This is a Earth sign. It is a good time to sow Root plants like Asparagus, Beetroot, Carrots, Chives, Jerusalem Artichokes, Leeks, Onions, Parsnips, Potatoes, Radish, Shallots, Spring Onions, but it would not be a good time to sow Flower plants like Broccoli, Cauliflower, Globe Artichokes*

Also on this day:

44 BC – Julius Caesar, Dictator of the Roman Republic, is stabbed to death by Marcus Junius Brutus, Gaius Cassius Longinus, Decimus Junius Brutus and several other Roman senators on the Ides of March. Infamy...!

1545 – First meeting of the Council of Trent.

1672 – Charles II of England issues the Royal Declaration of Indulgence.

1877 – The first Test cricket match begins between England and Australia.

1922 – After Egypt gains nominal independence from the United Kingdom, Fuad I becomes King of Egypt.

1952 – In Cilaos, Réunion, 1870 mm (73 inches) of rain falls in one day, setting a new world record.

1990 – Mikhail Gorbachev is elected as the first President of the Soviet Union.

2008 – Death of Mikey Dread, Jamaican singer (b. 1954) - no longer at the controls.

* More information can be found on the Gardeners Calendar website here