29th 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:
Lupus of Troyes
Martha of Bethany
Olaf II of Norway
Simplicius, Faustinus and Beatrix

National Anthem Day (Romania)
National Thai Language Day (Thailand)
Ólavsøka, opening of the Løgting session. (Faroe Islands)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Sagittarius: This is a Fire sign. This is a good time to sow Fruiting plants like Peas, but it would not be a good time to sow Leaf plants like Basil, Cabbages, Chicory, Chinese Cabbage, Lettuce, Fruits Harvested now should be eaten straight away. *

Also on this day:

1565 – The widowed Mary, Queen of Scots, marries Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, Duke of Albany, at Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh.

1567 - James VI is crowned King of Scotland at Stirling.

1848 – Irish Potato Famine: Tipperary Revolt – in Tipperary, an unsuccessful nationalist revolt against British rule is put down by police.

1900 – In Italy, King Umberto I of Italy is assassinated by the anarchist Gaetano Bresci

1932 – Great Depression: in Washington, D.C., troops disperse the last of the "Bonus Army" of World War I veterans.

1981 – A worldwide television audience of over 700 million people watch the blood sacrifice by Charles, Prince of Wales, of Lady Diana Spencer at St Paul's Cathedral.

2005 – Astronomers announce their discovery of the dwarf planet Eris.

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