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limey

US and Canadian slang
a British sailor or ship
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Blueberries are hardy easy growers but won't tolerate limey soil, so if your soil is limey grow them in containers of ericaceous compost.
Apparently they were required to polish his Limey verbal pearls before he addressed any US audience including their Congress.
When American TV and movies call for a twist of limey in their cocktail, it's usually a character they're after: supervillain, emotionally constipated academic, effete eccentric, that kind of thing.
They are happy in most well-drained soils except very limey ones and prefer full sun but will take partial shade.
Jones supervised a number of other marketing campaigns that utilized non-traditional promotional platforms to stimulate interest in the mainstream media for such films as Darren Aronofsky's Pi and Requiem for a Dream, Steven Soderbergh's The Limey, Jim Jarmusch's Ghostdog: The Way of the Samurai, Jonah: A Veggie Tales Movie, National Lampoon's Van Wilder, Jon Favreau's Made, Miguel Arteta and Mike White's Chuck and Buck, Wayne Wang's Center of the World, John Waters' Cecil B.
Admittedly Japanese maples, which have the most brightly coloured autumn foliage of all, grow best on acid soil, but there are plenty of contenders which will grow equally well on limey soils.
HONEYSUCKLES do not do well against hot dry walls as the soil is often dry and limey from old mortar washing into the ground, so plants are invariably weak and vulnerable to attack by aphids and fall victim to diseases.
A gold medal winner, this Knappstein-crafted Riesling has a streak of minerality and a limey finish which also works wonders with milk chocolate eggs.
So in this way Welsh, Scots, Irish and English were dubbed Taffy, Jock, Paddy or Limey, whereas tall, short, thin, fat and red-haired became known as Lofty, Shorty, Slim, Tubby and Ginger.
Now is the time to plant asparagus crowns (one to three years old) in well-drained, weed-free, limey soil; in an open, sunny and sheltered place, ideally 4ft (1.
A IT sounds to me like a classic case of 'chlorosis', which is a nutrient deficiency that is suffered by ericaceous plants (those that require acid soil) when planted on neutral or limey soil.