2nd August

Lammas - a time to reap what you have sown, consolidate on what you have achieved and carefully prepare for the coming autumn that is approaching, lighting the path ahead with what you have accomplished. All love.


Lammas, Summer 2011: Jamie Reid

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!


Goddess Manifest (Mind The Gap), Summer 2011: Jamie Reid

Moon Phases, August 2015:
Last Quarter – August 7, 03:02
New Moon – August 14, 15:53
First Quarter – August 22, 20:31
Full Moon – August 29, 19:35




Iona, Summer 2011:Jamie Reid

Saint's Day:
Alphonsus Mary de Ligouri
Basil Fool for Christ (Russian Orthodox Church)
Eusebius of Vercelli
Pope Stephen I

Day of Airborne Forces (Russia and Ukraine)
Day of Azerbaijani cinema (Azerbaijan)
Our Lady of the Angels Day (Costa Rica)
Republic Day, also known as Ilinden. (Republic of Macedonia)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Aquarius: This is a Air sign. This is a good time to sow Flowering plants like but it would not be a good time to sow Rooting plants like Jerusalem Artichokes, Radish, Spring Onions, Turnips*

Also on this day:

1377 – Russian troops are defeated in the Battle on Pyana River because of drunkenness.

1776 – The signing of the United States Declaration of Independence took place.

1869 – Japan's samurai, farmer, artisan, merchant class system (Shinōkōshō) is abolished as part of the Meiji Restoration reforms. (Traditional Japanese date: June 25, 1869).

1918 – The first general strike in Canadian history takes place in Vancouver.

1937 – The Marihuana Tax Act of 1937 is passed in America, the effect of which is to render marijuana and all its by-products illegal.

1943 – Rebellion in the Nazi death camp of Treblinka.

1990 – Iraq invades Kuwait, eventually leading to the Gulf War.

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