20th January

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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Apocalypse In Knotty Ash, 2007: Maria Hughes

Moon Phases, January 2016:
Third Quarter - January 2, 05:30
New Moon - January 10, 01:30
First Quarter - January 16, 23:26
Full Moon - January 24, 01:45

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CURRENT MOON


Snow-at-the-plot.jpgSnow at the plot, Liverpool, January 2011: Jamie Reid

Saint's Day:
Abadios
Euthymius the Great
Fabian
Sebastian
Manchán of Lemanaghan

Festival:
Armed Forces Day (Mali)
Martyrs' Day (Azerbaijan)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Taurus: This is a Earth sign. It is a good time to sow Root plants like Garlic, Jerusalem Artichokes, Onions, Shallots, Spring Onions, but it would not be a good time to sow Flower plants like Broccoli *

Also on this day:

1265 – In Westminster, the first English parliament conducts its first meeting held by Simon de Montfort in the Palace of Westminster, now also known colloquially as the "Houses of Parliament".

1356 – Edward Balliol abdicates as King of Scotland.

1649 – Charles I of England goes on trial for treason and other "high crimes".

1885 – L.A. Thompson patents the roller coaster.

1954 – The National Negro Network is established with 40 charter member radio stations.

2006 – Witnesses report sightings of a Bottlenose whale swimming in the River Thames, the first time the species had been seen in the River Thames since records began in 1913.

2009 – Barack Obama inaugurated as the 44th and first African-American President of the United States.


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