26th 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!


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




Summer flower offering, Liverpool, Summer 2011: Jamie Reid

Saint's Day:
Bartolomeo Capitanio
Blessed Andrew of Phu Yen
Paraskevi of Rome

Day of the National Rebelllion (Cuba)
Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Liberia from the United States in 1847
Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Maldives from the United Kingdom in 1965
Kargil Victory Day or Kargil Vijay Diwas (India)

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:

1745 – The first recorded women's cricket match takes place near Guildford, England

1822 – José de San Martín arrives in Guayaquil, Ecuador, to meet with Simon Bolivar.

1847 - Daniel O’ Connell’s body lies in state upon the river Mersey in Liverpool en route from London to Dublin.

1878 – In California, the poet and American West outlaw calling himself "Black Bart" makes his last clean getaway when he steals a safe box from a Wells Fargo stagecoach. The empty box will be found later with a taunting poem inside.

1887 – Publication of the Unua Libro, founding the Esperanto movement

1937 – End of the Battle of Brunete in the Spanish Civil War.

1945 – The Labour Party wins the United Kingdom general election of July 5 by a landslide, removing Winston Churchill from power.

1951 – Walt Disney's 13th animated film, Alice in Wonderland, premieres in London, United Kingdom.

1953 – Fidel Castro leads an unsuccessful attack on the Moncada Barracks, thus beginning the Cuban Revolution.

1971 – Apollo Program: launch of Apollo 15 on the first Apollo "J-Mission", and first use of a Lunar Roving Vehicle.

2005 – Mumbai, India receives 99.5cm of rain (39.17 inches) within 24 hours, bringing the city to a halt for over 2 days.

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