26th March

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.

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Onwards and Upwards!


Magical Fritillaries, Liverpool, Spring 2008: Jamie Reid

Moon Phases, March 2016:
Third Quarter - March 1, 23:10
New Moon - March 9, 01:54
First Quarter – March 15, 17:02
Full Moon – March 23, 12:00
Third Quarter - March 31, 16:16




Magical Fritillaries, Liverpool, Spring 2008: Jamie Reid

Saint's Day:
Emmanuel and companions
Margaret Clitherow

Independence Day and National Day (Bangladesh), celebrates the declaration of independence from Pakistan in 1971.
Prince Kuhio Day (Hawaii)
Prophet Zoroaster's Birthday (Zoroastrianism)
Synaxis of the Archangel Gabriel (Eastern Christianity)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Libra: This is a Air sign. This is a good time to sow Flowering plants like Broccoli, Cauliflower, Globe Artichokes, but it would not be a good time to sow Rooting plants like Asparagus, Beetroot, Carrots, Chives, Jerusalem Artichokes, Leeks, Onions, Parsnips, Potatoes, Radish, Shallots, Spring Onions*

Also on this day:

1484 – William Caxton prints his translation of Aesop's Fables.

1848 - Repealers and chartists hold a public meeting in Liverpool supporting Irish independence.

1967 – Ten thousand people gather for one of many Central Park be-ins in New York City

1974 – Gaura Devi leads a group of 27 women of Laata village, Henwalghati, Garhwal Himalayas, to form circles around trees to stop them being felled and giving rise to the Chipko Movement in India.

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