27th 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 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

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CURRENT MOON

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Summer flower offering, Liverpool, Summer 2011: Jamie Reid

Saint's Day:
Aurelius and Natalia and companions of the Martyrs of Córdoba
Pantaleon

Festival:
Iglesia Ni Cristo Day (the Philippines)
José Celso Barbosa Day (Puerto Rico)
National Sleepy Head Day (Finland)
Victory Day (North Korea)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Scorpio: 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:

1054 – Siward, Earl of Northumbria invades Scotland and defeats Macbeth, King of Scotland somewhere north of the Firth of Forth.

1689 – Glorious Revolution: the Battle of Killiecrankie ends with a victory to the Highland Scottish clans supporting King James VII of Scotland.

1794 – French Revolution: Maximilien Robespierre is arrested after encouraging the execution of more than 17,000 "enemies of the Revolution" - not before time.

1919 – The Chicago Race Riot erupts after a racial incident occurred on a South Side beach, leading to 38 fatalities and 537 injuries over a five-day period.

1928 – Tich Freeman becomes the only bowler ever to take 200 first-class wickets before the end of July.

1974 – Watergate Scandal: the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee votes 27 to 11 to recommend the first article of impeachment (for obstruction of justice) against President Richard Nixon.

1999 – Death of Sweets Edison, American jazz trumpet player (b. 1915) who played with Count Basie, Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra, and Ella Fitzgerald amongst others.


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