26th 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:
Alexander of Alexandria
Isabelle of France
Porphyry of Gaza

Festival:
Liberation Day (Kuwait)
Savior's Day (Nation of Islam)
The first day of Ayyám-i-Há (Bahá'í Faith)

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:

1815 – Napoleon Bonaparte escapes from Elba.

1917 – The Original Dixieland Jass Band records the first jazz record, for the Victor Talking Machine Company in New York.

1987 – Iran-Contra affair: The Tower Commission rebukes President Ronald Reagan for not controlling his national security staff.

2000 – Mount Hekla in Iceland erupts.


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