25th 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:
Anne (Eastern Christianity)
Christopher (Western Christianity)
Cucuphas
James the Great
Julian of Le Mans

Festival:
Commonwealth Constitution Day, formerly Occupation Day. (Puerto Rico)
Ebernoe Horn Fair (Sussex, southern England)
Furrinalia (Roman Empire)
Guanacaste Day (Costa Rica)
Inca festival in honor of the thunder god Ilyap'a
National Day of Galicia (Galicia)
Republic Day (Tunisia)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Pisces: This is a Water sign. It is a good time to sow Leaf plants like Basil, Cabbages, Chicory, Chinese Cabbage, Lettuce, but it would not be a good time to sow Fruiting plants like Peas*

Also on this day:

1603 – James VI of Scotland is crowned as king of England (James I of England), bringing the Kingdom of England and Kingdom of Scotland into personal union. Political union would occur in 1707.

1853 – Joaquin Murietta, the famous Californio bandit known as "Robin Hood of El Dorado", is killed.

1909 – Louis Blériot makes the first flight across the English Channel in a heavier-than-air machine from (Calais to Dover) in 37 minutes.

1965 – Bob Dylan goes electric as he plugs in at the Newport Folk Festival, signaling a major change in folk and rock music.

1973 – Soviet Mars 5 space probe launched.

1993 – Israel launches a massive attack against terrorist forces in Lebanon in what the Israelis call Operation Accountability, and the Lebanese call Seven-Day War.

2007 – Pratibha Patil is sworn in as India's first female president.


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