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Member Name: polydeuces
I have recently done a few reviews for lawnmowers and it has to be said I have a big garden It does not however have a particularly spectacular look. There is a huge lawn, some nice flowers, an abundance of shrubbery to attract the butterflies, a number of trees, elm, oak, ash, yew and the inevitable sycamore or two. I even have a little orchard with apple, pear and plum trees. There is also a nice pond with koi in it though there is now one less due to the newly arrived cat next door. Cooking fat.
The programme though like those for DIY makeovers and cooking does give some useful and interesting tips about garden design and plants. Little time can be given to some real gardening like taking cuttings and propagating plants, in Ground Force they use all new plants straight from the garden centre. It sometimes does feel though that they have cheated a bit to get it all done in 48 hours, either it took longer or more likely someone did a lot of unseen work on the garden.
In the last series there was a nice touch when the team paid a surprise visit to some of the gardens they had done in previous series. Some had been kept quite well but at least one was an overgrown mess.
Ground Force though is enjoyable. Walsh can be a bit grumpy but he too is obviously very capable and overall comes across well. Charlie Dimmock has of course become quite a celebrity and there seems to be a move to give her more exposure in other programmes. This might not be such a good idea. She is good in Ground Force at doing what she does. In something else she might just be a fish out of a water feature.