7th April

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!

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Fritillary on balcony, Liverpool, Spring 2008: Maria Hughes

Moon Phases, April 2016
New Moon – April 17, 12:23
First Quarter – April 14, 04:59
Full Moon – April 22, 06:23
Third Quarter – April 30, 04:28

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CURRENT MOON

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New shoots, Liverpool, Spring 2011: Jamie Reid

Saint's Day:
Aibert of Crespin
Blessed Notker
John Baptist de La Salle

Festival:
World Health Day (International)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Pisces: This is a Water sign. It is a good time to sow Leaf plants like Basil, Brussels Sprouts, Cabbages, Celeriac, Celery, Dill, Kale, Lettuce, Rhubarb, Spinach, Swiss Chard, but it would not be a good time to sow Fruiting plants like Aubergines, Broad Beans, Cucumber, French Beans, Marrow, Peas, Peppers, Pumpkin, Runner Beans, Squash, Sweetcorn, Tomatoes, Fruits Harvested now will store for longer. *

Also on this day:

1724 – Premiere performance of Johann Sebastian Bach's St. John Passion BWV 245 at St. Nicholas Church, Leipzig.

1906 – Mount Vesuvius erupts and devastates Naples.

1927 – First distance public television broadcast (from Washington, D.C. to New York City, displaying the image of Commerce Secretary Herbert Hoover - wild excitement ensues).

1969 – The Internet's symbolic birth date: publication of RFC 1.

1978 – Development of the neutron bomb is cancelled by President Jimmy Carter.

1999 – The World Trade Organization rules in favor of the United States in its long-running trade dispute with the European Union over bananas.


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