18th April

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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Scouse daffs, Liverpool, Spring 2007: Jamie Reid

Moon Phases, April 2015
Full Moon – April 4, 13:07
Third Quarter – April 12, 04:46
New Moon – April 18, 19:58
First Quarter – April 26, 12:56

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CURRENT MOON

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New shoots, Liverpool, Spring 2011: Jamie Reid

Saint's Day:
Corebus
Galdino della Sala
Eleutherius and Antia
Perfectus
Molaise of Leighlin

Festival:
Army Day (Iran)
Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Zimbabwe from United Kingdom in 1980.
Invention Day (Japan)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Leo: This is a Fire sign. This is a good time to sow Fruiting plants like Aubergines, Broad Beans, Cucumber, French Beans, Marrow, Peas, Peppers, Pumpkin, Runner Beans, Squash, Sweetcorn, Tomatoes, but it would not be a good time to sow Leaf plants like Basil, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbages, Celeriac, Celery, Dill, Kale, Lettuce, Rhubarb, Spinach, Swiss Chard*

Also on this day:

1783 – Fighting ceases in the American Revolution, eight years to the day since it began.

1857 – "The Spirits Book" is released, which marked the birth of Spiritualism in France, by Allan Kardec.

1881 – Billy the Kid escapes from the Lincoln County jail in Mesilla, New Mexico.

1930 – BBC Radio announces that there is no news on that day.

1958 – A United States federal court rules that poet Ezra Pound is to be released from an insane asylum.

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