DID YOU KNOW? SUPERSTITIONS; GARDENING.
SOME of our commonest flowers are shrouded in old superstitions. Did you know...
IN Yorkshire, sage flourishes where a woman wears the trousers.
IN Somerset, bringing honeysuckle into the house means a wedding is on the way.
IN Norfolk, it's unlucky to have lilac indoors.
IN Victorian England, violets worn in a buttonhole protected against drunkenness.
IN Surrey, first-picked primroses signify sorrow.
IN Scotland, red and white flowers should never share the same vase as it's a bad omen.
IN Ireland, foxgloves are a sign of money problems.
IN Wales, hawthorn brought inside means a period of illness.