people who say they want plants but never get them

dowlinggramMay 6, 2013

GRRR. I'm mad. I have to divide some perennials. I asked a friend if she wanted my divisions. Oh she seemed quite eager but said she couldn't come that day but would be here tomorrow. That was a week and a half ago. I have called her 3 times and still she's a no show. Well my next call will give her 3 days to get them and then they are going on the compost pile.

Why are people like that? Why can't they just say yes or no and stick to their word? Why do things have to be at their convenience and not at yours when you are the one doing them a favor?

No more. This has happened before but it will not happen again. From now on I will divide and throw what I don't want on the compost pile.

Does anyone else get frustrated by this like I do

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
drew51 SE MI Z5b/6a

Yes, my pet peeve is my neighbors promise something, and never follows through. I asked my neighbor for a phone number of a top soil supplier, and they never got it for me. I guess I have to keep asking and asking.

    Bookmark   May 8, 2013 at 7:46AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
diane_v_44(Z6)

wish I where your neigbhour
I would be there

Kind of puts the neigbhour in a bad spot though doesn't it
TO bad they just did not say, no thanks

Hope you remain good neigbhours.
It is just people
all of us do some dumb stuff
seems to me.

    Bookmark   May 10, 2013 at 8:53AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
livelydirt(Zn 4, Lively, ON)

Dowlinggram.... do you live in Dowling? (Sudbury) I'm in Lively

Here is a link that might be useful: Lively Dirt - The Garden Blog

    Bookmark   May 10, 2013 at 7:33PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
dowlinggram

LivelyDirt-=-Hi Neighbour. Yes I live in Dowling

    Bookmark   May 11, 2013 at 5:49AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
ianna(Z5b)

I hear you. when a friend says she's interested in the division and never shows, it means she isnt interested. Perhaps she fetl compelled to accept when you mentioned it but is really not interested. Don't bother waiting. She may just end up throwing the plants out. In my case, when I do divisions, I stuff them in old pots and leave them on the curve as freebies. Always someone will come along and take them. I will assume that this someone is skilled in planting and will be able to take care of the divisions.

    Bookmark   June 6, 2013 at 2:29PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Black walnut tree
Hi, I am having a blackwalnut tree cut down, and the...
joy4so
Tree for Montana
I am interested in what kind of a ornamental tree would...
merrygardener
Overwintering Tree form lavender
My inlaws gave my wife a lavender 'tree' for mother's...
Sherwood Botsford
Calling Idaho Gardeners! Help!
I'm working on a book which takes place in central...
HollyKline
24 / 24 - light / darkness and more
Hi All, Summary: Can flowering tropical plants survive...
ejohnchat
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™