8th September

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!


Barley and Poppies, August 2008: Jamie Reid

Moon Phases, September 2015:
Last Quarter – September 5, 10:54
New Moon – September 13, 07:41
First Quarter – September 21, 09:59
Full Moon – September 28, 03:50




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

Saint's Days and Observances:
Adrian and Natalia of Nicomedia (Roman Catholic Church)
Nativity of Mary (Roman Catholic Church)
Our Lady of Charity
Pope Sergius I

Feast of 'Izzat (Might) – First day of the tenth month of the Bahá'í calendar. (Bahá'í Faith)
Independence day, celebrates the independence of Macedonia from Yugoslavia in 1991
International Literacy Day (International)
National day, also the feast of Our Lady of Meritxell. (Andorra)
Navy Day (Pakistan)
The first day of Fiestas de Santa Fe, marked by the burning of the Zozobra (New Mexico)
Victory Day, also the feast of Our Lady of Victories or il-Vittorja (Malta)

Biodynamic Gardening Guide:

Moon in Gemini: 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, Onions, Radish, Spring Onions *

Also on this day:

1264 – The Statute of Kalisz, guaranteeing Jews safety and personal liberties and giving battei din jurisdiction over Jewish matters, is promulgated by Boleslaus the Pious, Duke of Greater Poland.

1504 – Michelangelo's David is unveiled in Florence.

1888 – In London, the body of Jack the Ripper's second murder victim, Annie Chapman, is found.

1914 – World War I: Private Thomas Highgate becomes the first British soldier to be executed for desertion during the war.

1962 – Last run of the famous Pines Express over the Somerset and Dorset Railway line (UK) fittingly using the last steam locomotive built by British Railways, 9F locomotive 92220 Evening Star.

1966 – The first Star Trek series premieres on NBC.

1974 – Watergate Scandal: US President Gerald Ford pardons former President Richard Nixon for any crimes Nixon may have committed while in office.

2004 – NASA's unmanned spacecraft Genesis crash-lands when its parachute fails to open.

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