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Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 10/05/2017 at 00:20
Hostafan1 says:

Aw, you guys are the best. You're all so kind and helpful. 

I'll have the smart meter fitted next Wednesday, then I can see what being consumed, "live" as it were.

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 Are you sure you want one? I wouldn't have one! All it is is a gadget that will be put in the cupboard and forgotten about after a while, just a gimmick. I send an online reading in monthly, they produce an instant bill, monthly, if I'm paying too much the money is instantly dropped, if I've used more, the money goes up.  I'm very pleased with mine. 

you may like to read this first.

quoted from Net.

Their introduction is set to cost consumers £11bn, but studies show they cut energy consumption by 3% or less – so why is the UK spending so much on rolling out “smart” electricity and gas meters?

That is the question some commentators are asking after it emerged that a key element of the behind-the-scenes infrastructure has been delayed again.

This week the government revealed that, so far, around 3.3m first-generation smart meters have been installed in UK homes. The plan, now looking increasingly ambitious, is that by the end of 2020 around 53m will be fitted in more than 30m homes and businesses. The predicted cost is around £200 for each meter replaced – ie, more than £400 for many households – a sum borne by consumers through increased bills.

For those of you who have so far missed this revolution, smart meters are set to replace every conventional gas and electricity meter in the country. They use wireless technology to allow the energy company to read the meter remotely, and the government has a manifesto commitment to ensure that every home and business is offered one – although you don’t have to say yes.

However, if you’ve already had a smart meter fitted, the bad news is that in many cases if you subsequently switch supplier it could lose all its “smartness” and become just like the perfectly good meter it replaced.

This is just one of the conclusions of a House of Commons science and technology committee report issued last month that expressed reservations about the way the meters and the necessary infrastructure are being implemented.

Feeding Tomato Seedlings...

Posted: 09/05/2017 at 18:24

As soon as they have shed their flowers and have tiny tomatoes, you can start to weekly feed.

Pond Leak

Posted: 09/05/2017 at 18:23

my pond is now down by at least 4" now, frightened to top it up as I need the water for the tubs and baskets.

The author of the book I used when I first started my pond, says don't worry about them going low, in natural wildlife places they all but dry up in the summer, they fill again in Autumn and Winter to start the cycle again. 

Charity Horticulture Blogs

Posted: 09/05/2017 at 18:19

Lovley project, too far for me, I'm in West Devon or I would have enjoyed being involved in that.

Passiflora cutting

Posted: 09/05/2017 at 18:13

That's right, don't feed it, just re pot as necessary.

Pond Leak

Posted: 09/05/2017 at 18:11

You could write to these people, they have everything for any job, they are very helpful they may have a sealant suitable for your job.


Posted: 09/05/2017 at 18:08

Please come back in a couple of months and let us know how it's doing. Where did you think about cutting it down too? 

Passiflora cutting

Posted: 09/05/2017 at 14:44

It is a very fast growing plant, but to grow fast it needs a very good sturdy root system, that doesn't happen in the first year. Be patient, pot on only when the roots fill the pots. 

If you were to buy one from a garden centre, it would be at least two years old. 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 09/05/2017 at 14:41

I used this site, as I do for all insurances, I got the price down to £33.00 a month and that was with the company I was already with. 

Hello Forkers - May Edition

Posted: 09/05/2017 at 14:38

Have you read this, Hosta, it's easy to do, I could help you next time I pop up. 

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