22nd 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!

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Cirrus over Toxteth, Summer 2008: 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

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CURRENT MOON

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Summer flower offering, Liverpool, Summer 2011: Jamie Reid

Saint's Day:
Abd-al-Masih (martyr)
Markella
Mary Magdalene

Festival:
Pi Approximation Day
Ratcatcher's Day
Revolution Day (The Gambia)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Aquarius: This is a Air sign. This is a good time to sow Flowering plants like Calabrese, but it would not be a good time to sow Rooting plants like Beetroot, Carrots, Jerusalem Artichokes, Kohl Rabi, Radish, Spring Onions, Turnips*

Also on this day:

1298 – Wars of Scottish Independence: Battle of Falkirk – King Edward I of England and his longbowmen defeat William Wallace and his Scottish schiltrons outside the town of Falkirk.

1484 – Battle of Lochmaben Fair – A 500-man raiding party led by Alexander Stewart, Duke of Albany and James Douglas, 9th Earl of Douglas are defeated by Scots forces loyal to Albany's brother James III of Scotland; Douglas is captured.

1706 – The Acts of Union 1707 are agreed upon by commissioners from the Kingdom of England and the Kingdom of Scotland, which, when passed by each countries' Parliaments, lead to the creation of the Kingdom of Great Britain.

1848 - Irish confederates arrested in Liverpool under suspicion of insurrection.

1934 – Outside Chicago's Biograph Theater, "Public Enemy No. 1" John Dillinger is mortally wounded by FBI agents.

1946 – King David Hotel bombing: a Zionist underground organisation, the Irgun, bombs the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, site of the civil administration and military headquarters for Mandate Palestine, resulting in 91 deaths.

1951 – Dezik (Дезик) and Tsygan (Цыган, "Gypsy") are the first dogs to make a sub-orbital walkies.

1992 – Near Medellín, Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar escapes from his luxury prison fearing extradition to the United State

2005 – Jean Charles de Menezes is unlawfully and mistakenly killed by police as the hunt begins for the London Bombers responsible for the 7 July 2005 London bombings and the 21 July 2005 London bombings.


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