25th 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.

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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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

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CURRENT MOON

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Early Spring frost, Liverpool, Spring 2010: Jamie Reid

Saint's Day:
Æthelberht of Kent
Blessed Maria Adeodata Pisani, OSB
Tarasius (Eastern Orthodox Churches and Traditional Roman Catholics)
Walburga

Festival:
Kitano Baika-sai or "Plum Blossom Festival" (Kitano Tenman-gu Shrine, Kyoto)
National day (Kuwait)
Soviet Occupation Day (Georgia)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

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

Also on this day:

1570 – Pope Pius V excommunicates Queen Elizabeth I of England.

1797 – Colonel William Tate and his force of 1000-1500 soldiers surrender after the Last Invasion of Britain.

1866 – Miners in Calaveras County, California, discover what is now called the Calaveras Skull, human remains that supposedly indicated that man, mastodons, and elephants had co-existed.

1956 – In his speech On the Personality Cult and its Consequences Nikita Khrushchev, leader of the Soviet Union denounces the cult of personality of Joseph Stalin.

1986 – People Power Revolution: President Ferdinand Marcos of the Philippines flees the nation after 20 years of rule; Corazon Aquino becomes the first Filipino woman president.


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