28th 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:
Alphonsa Muttathupadathu
Nazarius and Celsus

Day of Commemoration of the Great Upheaval (Canada)
Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Peru from Spain by General San Martin in 1821. (Peru)
Liberation Day (San Marino)
National Tree Planting Day (Australian schools)
Ólavsøka Eve (Faroe Islands)
World Hepatitis Day (International)

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:

1794 – Maximilien Robespierre is executed by guillotine in Paris during the French Revolution

1848 - 500 Liverpool dockers refuse to become special constables and consequently lose their jobs.

1868 – The 14th Amendment to the Constitution of the United States is certified, establishing African-American citizenship and guaranteeing due process of law.

1948 – The Metropolitan Police Flying Squad foils a bullion robbery in the "Battle of London Airport"

1996 – The remains of a prehistoric man are discovered near Kennewick, Washington. Such remains will be known as the Kennewick Man.

2005 – The Provisional Irish Republican Army calls an end to its thirty year long armed campaign in Northern Ireland.

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