20th February

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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Holly Hedge, Calderstone Park, Liverpool 2007: Jamie Reid

Moon Phases, February 2016:
Third Quarter - February 1, 03:27
New Moon - February 8, 14:38
First Quarter - February 15, 07:46
Full Moon - February 22, 18:19

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CURRENT MOON

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The Palace of Earthly Delights, Liverpool, Spring 2010: Jamie Reid

Saint's Day:
Eleutherius of Tournai
Wulfric of Haselbury

Festival:
World Day of Social Justice (International)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Cancer: This is a Water sign. It is a good time to sow Leaf plants like Cabbages, Celeriac, but it would not be a good time to sow Fruiting plants like Broad Beans, Cucumber*

Also on this day:

1472 – Orkney and Shetland are pawned by Norway to Scotland in lieu of a dowry for Margaret of Denmark.

1872 – In New York City the Metropolitan Museum of Art opens.

1909 – Publication of the Futurist Manifesto in the French journal Le Figaro.

1962 – Mercury program: While aboard Friendship 7, John Glenn becomes the first American to orbit the earth, making three orbits in 4 hours, 55 minutes.

1965 – Ranger 8 crashes into the moon after a successful mission of photographing possible landing sites for the Apollo program astronauts.

1989 – An IRA bomb destroys a section of a British Army barracks in Ternhill, England

1991 – A gigantic statue of Albania's long-time leader, Enver Hoxha, is brought down in the Albanian capital Tirana, by mobs of angry protesters.

2005 – Death of Hunter S. Thompson, American journalist and author (b. 1937)


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