6th February

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!


Iceglace, Wenlock Edge 2009: Jamie Reid

Moon Phases, February 2016:
Third Quarter - February 1, 03:27
New Moon - February 8, 14:38
First Quarter - February 15, 07:46
Full Moon - February 22, 18:19




The Beast of Toxteth, Liverpool, January 2011: Jamie Reid

Saint's Day:
Dorothea of Caesarea
Paul Miki

International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation (United Nations)
Ronald Reagan Day (California)
Sami National Day (Finland and Scandinavia)
Waitangi Day, celebrates the founding of New Zealand in 1840.

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

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

Also on this day:

1685 – James II of England and VII of Scotland becomes King upon the death of his brother Charles II.

1900 – The international arbitration court at The Hague is created when the Netherlands' Senate ratifies an 1899 peace conference decree.

1937 - 18 volunteers from Liverpool die at the battle of Jarama fighting for the Spanish Republic.

1958 – Eight Manchester United F.C. players are killed in the Munich air disaster.

1989 – The Round Table Talks start in Poland, thus marking the beginning of overthrow of communism in Eastern Europe.

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