22nd 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.

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Onwards and Upwards!


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




Early Spring frost, Liverpool, Spring 2010: Jamie Reid

Saint's Day:
Blessed Isabelle of France
Margaret of Cortona

Celebrity Day (Church of Scientology)
Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter (Roman Catholic Church)
Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Saint Lucia from the United Kingdom in 1979.
World Thinking Day, also known as "B.-P. day" or "Founder's Day" (World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts)

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:

1632 – Galileo's Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems is published.

1797 – The Last Invasion of Britain begins near Fishguard, Wales.

1904 – The United Kingdom sells a meteorological station on the South Orkney Islands to Argentina, the islands are subsequently claimed by the United Kingdom in 1908.

1972 – The Official Irish Republican Army detonates a car bomb at Aldershot barracks, killing seven and injuring nineteen others.

1983 – The notorious Broadway flop Moose Murders opens and closes on the same night at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre.

1986 – Start of the People Power Revolution in the Philippines

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