Gutted about the bean roots!
I learned that only mens pee should go on the compost heap, womens is too acid, right or wrong?
What about not growing pansies in the same place 2 years running, mine have grown for years in the same place, i just chop them back and off they go again.
I was told years ago that you should never cut down an Hawthorn Tree because it protected the home from Witches. Don't know if it included pruning , all I can say is I have one in my back Garden that was planted there when I moved in 27 years ago I've never cut any part of it , and can honestly say I have never knowingly met any Witches, so you never know.
My Mum always used to refuse to put red and white flowers together - said it meant a death would follow. Its rubbed off on me, just in case its true
Hadn't heard about not cutting a hawthorn - as it's a traditional hedging tree that would be difficult to avoid, but there's a traditional belief that you should never cut down an elder tree as it's the home of The Elder Mother, a supernatural spirit who protects the home.
There is a belief that you shouldn't cut hawthorn blossom (may blossom) and take it into the house or you'll have bad luck.
As for red and white flowers together, back in the days when you took flowers to patients in hospital, it was quite common for nurses to reject a bunch of red & white flowers because of superstition (they would say 'red and white is Blood and Bandages) or they would add some flowers from another bunch to make it ok.
Red & white ..that's my snapdraggon & foxglove little display doomed. Was a planned little surprise for OH whose footie colours are R & W. Big soft silly KEF.