6th October

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!

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Fading Sun Flower, Autumn 2007: Jamie Reid

Moon Phases, October 2015:
Third Quarter – October 4, 22:06
New Moon Moon – October 13, 10:51
First Quarter – October 20, 21:31
Full Moon – October 27, 12:05

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CURRENT MOON

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The Old Shed Door, The Plot, Liverpool, Summer 2011: Anon

Saint's Days and Observances:
Blessed Marie-Rose Durocher
Bruno of Cologne
Faith
Mary Frances of the Five Wounds of Jesus
Pardulphus
Sagar of Laodicea

Festival:
Armed Forces Day (Egypt)
Armed Forces Day (Montenegro)
German-American Day (United States)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Cancer: This is a Water sign. It is a good time to sow Leaf plants like Cabbages, Lettuce, but it would not be a good time to sow Fruiting plants like Broad Beans or Peas *

Also on this day:

1600 – Jacopo Peri's Euridice, the earliest surviving opera, receives its première performance in Florence, signifying the beginning of the Baroque Period

1789 – French Revolution: Louis XVI returns to Paris from Versailles after being confronted by the Parisian women on 5 October

1854 – The Great fire of Newcastle and Gateshead starts shortly after midnight, leading to 53 deaths and hundreds injured.

1927 – Opening of The Jazz Singer, the first prominent talking movie.

1977 – In Alicante, Spain, fascists attack a group of MCPV militants and sympathizers, and one MCPV sympathizer is killed.

1995 – 51 Pegasi is discovered to be the first major star apart from the Sun to have a planet (and extrasolar planet) orbiting around it.

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