22nd 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.

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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:
Anastasius of Persia
Vincent of Saragossa
Blessed William Joseph Chaminade

Festival:
Reunion Day (Ukraine)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Gemini: This is a Air sign. This is a good time to sow Flowering plants like Broccoli, but it would not be a good time to sow Rooting plants like Garlic, Jerusalem Artichokes, Onions, Shallots, Spring Onions*

Also on this day:

1521 – Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, opens the Diet of Worms.

1877 – Arthur Tooth, an Anglican clergyman is taken into custody after being prosecuted for using ritualist practices.

1879 – Anglo-Zulu War: Battle of Rorke's Drift – 139 British soldiers including Michael Caine successfully defend their garrison against an intense assault by four to five thousand Zulu warriors.

1905 – Bloody Sunday in St. Petersburg, beginning of the 1905 revolution.

1924 – Ramsay MacDonald becomes the first Labour Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

1927 – First live radio commentary of a football match anywhere in the world, between Arsenal F.C. and Sheffield United at Highbury.

1968 – Apollo 5 lifts off carrying the first Lunar module into space.

1969 – A gunman attempts to assassinate Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev.

2006 – Evo Morales is inaugurated as President of Bolivia, becoming the country's first indigenous president.


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