Almost need a vote widget rather than a desc! Long story short, found a gardener/landscaper on checkatrade for a sleeper bed and decking. Came over, quoted, I accepted but was asking him various questions that any non gardener would such as height of bed, how much top soil do I need to buy etc.
Last week he called to ask if they can do the work this week instead of next... I agreed and since then after confirming, he has gone radio silent. Emailed Monday to ask him about whether he would pick up top soil or should I plus plants as he initially suggested he could pick up... No reply. Called Wednesday, no reply just rang. Yesterday dropped him. A text but... Nothing back. Date of install is tomorrow and yet no contact from him regarding tomorrow, nothing on my queries, basically he has gone awol.
So what would you do?
1.Cancel day off from work and go into work.?
2.As above with a text and email explaining due to no communication or confirmation, don't bother showing up?
3.One more text and/or email asking if tomorrow is on
4. Assume he is coming and wait until allocated time plus 30 min if no contact
Rain is coming in which was another question asked..
Reviews on checkatrade are all high, quote was 1200 so no cheap... Or maybe it is for him and he can't be bothered?
Also been in local papers few years ago about a young gardener making it fair big locally.
Nothings paid and wouldn't be until work is complete and satisfactory