24th 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 2015:
Full Moon - July 2, 03:19
Third Quarter - July 8, 21:24
New Moon - July 16, 02:24
First Quarter - July 24, 05:04

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CURRENT MOON

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Summer flower offering, Liverpool, Summer 2011: Jamie Reid

Saint's Day:
Charbel
Christina the Astonishing
Christina of Bolsena
Declán of Ardmore
Kinga of Poland

Festival:
Pioneer Day (Utah) and its related observances:
Stirling Settler Days (Stirling, Alberta)
Simón Bolívar Day (Ecuador, Venezuela, Colombia, and Bolivia)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Libra: 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:

1411 – Battle of Harlaw, one of the bloodiest battles in Scotland, takes place.

1567 – Mary, Queen of Scots, is forced to abdicate and replaced by her 1-year-old son James VI.

1823 – Slavery is abolished in Chile.

1911 – Hiram Bingham III re-discovers Machu Picchu, "the Lost City of the Incas".

1929 – The Kellogg-Briand Pact, renouncing war as an instrument of foreign policy, goes into effect (it is first signed in Paris on August 27, 1928 by most leading world powers)

1959 – At the opening of the American National Exhibition in Moscow, U.S. Vice President Richard Nixon and Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev have their "Kitchen Debate".

1974 – Watergate scandal: the United States Supreme Court unanimously ruled that President Richard Nixon did not have the authority to withhold subpoenaed White House tapes and they order him to surrender the tapes to the Watergate special prosecutor.

2001 – Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, the last Tsar of Bulgaria when he was a child, is sworn in as Prime Minister of Bulgaria, becoming the first monarch in history to regain political power through democratic election to a different office.


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