17th 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!

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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

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CURRENT MOON

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Summer flower offering, Liverpool, Summer 2011: Jamie Reid

Saint's Day:
Alexius of Rome (Western Church)
Cynehelm
Cynllo
Jadwiga of Poland
Martyrs of Compiègne
Magnus Felix Ennodius
Marcellina
Piatus of Tournai
Romanov sainthood (Russian Orthodox Church)
Speratus and companions


Festival:
Constitution Day (South Korea)
Independence Day (Slovakia)
King's Birthday (Lesotho)
World Day for International Justice (International)
Yama-boko Junkō of the Gion Matsuri (Kyoto, Japan)

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 Peas, Fruits Harvested now will store for longer. *

Also on this day:

1453 – Hundred Years' War: Battle of Castillon: The French under Jean Bureau defeat the English under the Earl of Shrewsbury, who is killed in the battle in Gascony.

1791 – Members of the French National Guard under the command of General Lafayette open fire on a crowd of radical Jacobins at the Champ de Mars, Paris, during the French Revolution, killing as many as 50 people.

1918 – On the orders of the Bolshevik Party carried out by Cheka, Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and his immediate family and retainers are murdered at the Ipatiev House in Ekaterinburg, Russia.

1936 – Spanish Civil War: An Armed Forces rebellion against the recently-elected leftist Popular Front government of Spain starts the civil war.

1975 – Apollo-Soyuz Test Project: An American Apollo and a Soviet Soyuz spacecraft dock with each other in orbit marking the first such link-up between spacecraft from the two nations.

1996 – TWA Flight 800: Off the coast of Long Island, New York, a Paris-bound TWA Boeing 747 explodes, killing all 230 on board in what is widely believed to have been a misfire by the US Navy.


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