One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘Limy soil does not affect the colour of their flowers as it does mopheads (blue mopheads tend to turn pink in limy soils).’
- ‘In the garden it likes sun or partial shade and well-drained acid soil - like most Ericas it dislikes being grown in limy conditions.’
- ‘I'm not sure whether my soil is limy or suitable for rhododendrons.’
- ‘The stone that makes up the cliff face is known as limy sandstone, a sedimentary rock.’
- ‘Tayside is famed for its raspberries, although no one is sure whether their good taste is due to the climate or the limy soil.’
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