2nd December

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!


Fortingall, Glen Lyon, Perthshire 2003: Jamie Reid

Moon Phases, December 2015
Last Quarter – December 3, 07:40
New Moon – December 11, 10:29
First Quarter – December 18, 15:14
Full Moon – December 25, 11:11



Saint's Day:

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery (International)
National Day (Laos)
National Day, celebrates the independence of United Arab Emirates from United Kingdom in 1971.

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Leo: This is a Fire sign. This is a good time to sow Fruiting plants like Broad Beans, but it would not be a good time to sow Leaf plants like Cabbages *

Also on this day:

1804 – At Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, Napoleon Bonaparte crowns himself Emperor of the French, the first French Emperor in a thousand years.

1848 – Franz Josef I becomes Emperor of Austria.

1852 – Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte becomes Emperor of the French (Napoleon III).

1908 – Child Emperor Pu Yi ascends the Chinese throne at the age of two

1976 – Fidel Castro becomes President of Cuba replacing Osvaldo Dorticós Torrado.

1988 – Benazir Bhutto is sworn in as Prime Minister of Pakistan, becoming the first woman to head the government of an Islam-dominated state.

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