19th 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:
Arsenius (Roman Catholic Church)
Bernold, Bishop of Utrecht
Justa and Rufina
Macrina the Younger, Sister of St. Basil the Great

Burmese Martyrs' Day (Burma)
Sandinista Day or Liberation Day (Nicaragua)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Sagittarius: This is a Fire sign. This is a good time to sow Fruiting plants like Peas, but it would not be a good time to sow Leaf plants like Basil, Cabbages, Chicory, Chinese Cabbage, Lettuce, Fruits Harvested now should be eaten straight away*

Also on this day:

1333 – Wars of Scottish Independence: Battle of Halidon Hill – The English win a decisive victory over the Scots.

1848 – Women's rights: a two-day Women's Rights Convention opens in Seneca Falls, New York; there the "Bloomers" are introduced

1900 – The first line of the Paris Métro opens for operation.

1963 – Joe Walker flies a North American X-15 to a record altitude of 106,010 metres (347,800 feet) on X-15 Flight 90. Exceeding an altitude of 100 km, this flight qualifies as a human spaceflight under international convention

1979 – The Sandinista rebels overthrow the government of the Somoza family in Nicaragua.

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