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Chile (Zone 9b)
Feb 14, 2017 6:40 PM CST
|I have received these 2 mails from somebody most likely from China.
When the first mail arrived, I checked his profile, but found no name, no country, no contributions to ATP, no info. at all, so I guessed he is one of the non-honest Chinese AliExpress seed sellers (blue rose seeds, etc.) and decided not to reply.
Today I received the second message - grrrr, how I dislike to be called 'dear friend' by an unknown person - and decided to make a search for 'Tropaeolum' at AliExpress. Some sellers offer T. tricolor, T. azureum and one of our yellow T. species, but listed under T. majus! I found it very funny that they even list shrubs and succulents as T. majus species (T. majus is native to Ecuador).
What would you do in my place? I think that if you do not receive a reply after 2 mails, you should know this person does not want to have anything to do with you - am I right?
Maybe @dave and/or @trish has something to say?
These are the messages I received:
Dec 19, 2016 12:52 AM EST
Your tropaeolum is so beautiful !!!
Do you have any spare seeds for sharing ...
Feb 14, 2017 7:48 AM EST
I didnot hear from you, not sure if you have receive my message, I have tropaeolum hybrid from my Japanese friends as well. And I grow some South African bulbs. If you are interest in it.we can exchange some seeds.
Thanks Best Regards
Edited for spelling
Feb 14, 2017 7:55 PM CST
|My advice is that if you're not comfortable, just ignore the tree mails. You're under no obligation to ever respond to a mail from anyone.|
Chile (Zone 9b)
Feb 14, 2017 8:16 PM CST
If the sender is an active NGA member, I have no problems (even when I have to say I do no longer grow a certain plant, etc.), but in this case, I have the feeling this person joined NGA only to get free seeds. I love sharing what I have, but I want my seeds to go to real gardeners.
I am still curious to find out if other members have received this kind of requests.
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