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DID YOU KNOW? SUPERSTITIONS; GARDENING.

Byline: BY STEVE RICHES

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.
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:The People (London, England)
Date:May 21, 2006
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