Newest Review: ... and mumbling is endearing in its own way. The concept of the show is pretty good, in that the Ground Force team moves in to sort out the... more
Outdoor D-I-Y show
Member Name: poet831
Advantages: Shows you how to transform a neglected landscape into something you can relax in and enjoy !
Disadvantages: None really
I love "Ground Force" - so many ideas to store in my mind for future use, when I have my own house with a garden. Maybe I'll want a mock pier, over a seashell base ... or a riverlet meandering through a lush green landscape. Or maybe I'll decide to build a patio along a wall and paint a mural to whisk me away to a Mediterranean paradise. Whatever my dreams, Alan Titchmarsh, Charlie Dimmock and the cheeky hunky one (whose name I can never remember! Oh, Tommy Walsh, that's it) can give me the ideas and show me that it can be done.
Who would have thought that down-to-earth Alan would become a household favourite? His cheerful cross between grumbling and mumbling is endearing in its own way.
The concept of the show is pretty good, in that the Ground Force team moves in to sort out the garden over a two day period while one of the owners is kept away - to come home and be pleasantly surprised by the landscaping that has been done in their absence. They work wonders. They've turned some really barren and overgrown yards into some pretty special places for the families to enjoy.
I like the way that everything they do can be done by anyone with a bit of commonsense and the time to do it. You can see the way that the Ground Force team works, and learn from them. Sometimes things don't go as planned and you'll see how they manage to fix something that's gone awry. It's not all glamour being a part of Alan's crew. When it rains, sometimes they are so bedraggled you just feel so sorry for them.
The projects they undertake show you what can be done with the most neglected area of undergrowth, and they let you know how much it cost for the supplies as well, so you can work out if you can afford to copy something. For me though, it's a wealth of ideas for when I eventually get my own garden.
Summary: Outdoor D-I-Y show