Just As I Thought

Ground Force America

Ground Force was here in D.C.! Well, in Clinton, Maryland, anyway.
I would love to have Ground Force in my backyard, but since the planting area is only about 15 feet or so, it would hardly take two days – more like two hours.
I love BBC America. Who knew that it would bring such good TV to us here in the U.S. – and not just re-run the Brit versions?

Please note: I know that this entry has been showing up as result number 2 when searching Google for “Ground Force America,” but this is just my personal weblog – it has nothing to do with the BBC or the Ground Force team. Posting comments here asking Charlie and Tommy to re-do your backyard might as well be written on scraps of waste paper and thrown into the wind – I don’t know them, they don’t know me, and your messages won’t get where you think you’re sending them. Really. Why, oh why, are you posting them here?!

April 3, 2004: STOP! Are you thinking of posting a request asking Ground Force to come to your home? STOP! THIS IS NOT THE BBC AMERICA WEBSITE! Oh please, people, can’t you read? Do you have no common sense? Do you just willy nilly post your home address and phone number for anyone on the Internet to read?

I’ve had a great time laughing at you for posting these ridiculous messages here, marveling at the lemming-like quality of your stupidity and lack of even average intelligence. If, in fact, you want people to shake their head in amusement at your idiocy by posting a message here asking Charlie & the gang to your house, by all means go ahead. If, however, you have half a brain, you’ll go instead to the BBC America website.

Morons.

18 comments

  • Dear Tommy, Charlie, Will and other helpers,

    My husband and I live in a very wooded area in Port Deposit, MD, a beautiful little river town about an hour east of Baltimore. We live on a sprawling 2.45 acres however we are only interested in a water feature to tame our crazy wetland area in front of our house. We love your show and have enjoyed Ground Force from its beginnings in England to the shows of Charlie in New York with Bette Midler. I especially loved watching Charlie try to round up communities to create a local garden and park areas. We love your show, even our sons ages 4 and 1 1/2 yrs stop to notice your trucks and wheel barrows on TV. Love to hear from you and to learn the requirements to have the Ground Force America come to our little “Bramblyhedge.”

    Much Thanks,

    Christine & Dean

  • Umm… I think you folks are under some kind of misconception. I have nothing to do with Ground Force, I’m just a viewer. And I think it’s doubtful that Charlie, Tommy and the rest actually read my weblog.
    If you’d like to write to the folks at Ground Force, I’d suggest starting off at the BBC America website: http://www.bbcamerica.com.

  • I love your show waich it ever Sat and Sun
    day and on tuseday night.
    Do I have a yard for you we live in
    Anderson Calif. just a littel west nice
    and sunny . Well make Dinner for all!!
    Have BEER and WINE and a lot of HELPER’S
    Would love to see you please lit me know
    how much it well coast to have a yard dune.
    Hope you can read this spelling is not
    my best thing . I’m 57yrs. and my husben
    is 62yrs. would like to do this for him
    the LOVE of my life.
    Best Wishes to All
    Darleen Kelley

  • My wife and I have been avid fans of GF since it first previewed on BBC America.
    We somehow missed the episode on which Allan said goodbye (If there was such a show)
    We hope it was a friendly deprture. They all seemed to get along very well for people that work in close quarters under such stressful conditions.
    We too would like to add our names to the list for consideration of the GF team re-doing our small back yard We are both senior citizens and live a house we bought with the GI bill in 1960 We are located in North central New Jersey and are on a 75×100 lot thatcould use your epert help.
    Thank you
    Cheerrs
    Eddie & Georgette Newins

  • Dear Ground Force, I just love your program and watch it all the time. You are just amazing and come up with some beautiful gardans.I would love for you to do my yard but I know that’s not going to happen. Anyway love the show keep up the good work. By the way what has happened to Allen ?Hope nothing bad has happened to him. Luck to all,Rita Pierce

  • “we are only interested in a water feature to tame our crazy wetland area….”

    Gene, the innuendo here is just overwhelming.

    P.S. Santa, I want a pony this year.

  • I would like to find out the requirements to have the grounforce team come to our back yard.
    My husband and I are living in Fayetteville GA. Which is just 30min. from Atlanta. We moved here from Germany just 3 years ago. My husband served in the US Army for 23 years and is now finaly retired. No more leaving the family and no more war. THANK GOD!!! He is a gardener, he spents every free minute out back and whatever he touches growth ( green thumb),. We have a lot of ground to cover and that is not easy. Hoever I do have a plan of how I would like to fix up our back yard for him. But needless to say it is to much for me and my children to do on our own. So we have been working hard for the last few year, it is still not complete. So for my husband retirement present, that he really deserves, I would love to suprise him with a beautyful back yard that he can enjoy for years to come.
    It would be nice if I could hear back from you. OH, i DID FORGET TO MANTION, my husband is a great fan of Charly and the crew and having you all here in our back garden would make his day!!!
    Pleas write back.
    Thanks and take care Tina

  • Please help!!!!

    I’m suffocating in DIRT DIRT DIRT
    Come to Monterey and I’ll supply the bubbly!
    My boyfriend’s a homeowner and he only has his yard half-way done in the front. HELP!!
    Unfortunate one who has to look at it….
    Signed… The Wanksta

  • DEAR GROUND FORCE, LOVE THE SHOW,I LIVE HERE IN THE US FROM OXFORDSHIRE, WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO GET YOU ALL HERE IN UPSTATE NY NEAR SYRACUSE NY, WHAT DID HAPPEN TO ALLEN? YOU ARE ALL SO GOOD AND FUNNY LOVE IT WHEN YOU ALL GET AIRY FAIRY, BUT ONLY HAVING TWO DAYS TO A GARDEN IS A BIT STRESSY.HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU STAY WELL , BEST WISHES, LINDA.

  • My husband and i recently purchased 10 acres with a lovely home. The home has a walk out basement that over looks a 1-2 acre pond. The landscraping or better lack there of, needs alot of work and i have several ideas. Due to the lack the time and knowledge i would be interested in your insites for low maintaince attractive landscaping plans that we will would work well for a slope yard i have have no luck in planting grass seed as the rain just washs the seed down the hill.(due to the walk out basement) The banks of the pond need cleaned of brush and weeds and possible rock placed around banks. I would be open to your opinions and willing to allow you to use my home site as a model, as long as i could afford the costs. Please consider this offer.

    Thank You for your consideration

    galya hartman

  • Dear Ground Force America

    My daughter, Helen, lives in LA. She’s fallen in love with your gardening programme and talks of nothing else. She’d love to see Tommy and Charlie in her back garden. Is it possible for you to arrange a Ground Force makeover if I arrange with her husband that she not be there? I’m visiting her new home for the fist time this May, 2004. I look forward to hearing from you.

    Yours sincerely

    Maureen Bannan (Mrs)

  • My mother-in-laws house burnt down on Nov 23, 2003 and they had to relocate the new house. They had a nice yard where we had many family get togethers as she is the nucleous of our family. Since the fire we have all felt at a lose. Her new yard consists of rocks and mud, and she is handicapped. I could really use your help. She loves your show and watches it continually.

    Heather

  • The blog owner politely, and clearly reminds you folks on a regular basis the they are NOT, repeat *NOT* associated with the program, beyond being a fan. The Blog address looks nothing even VAGUELY like it’s associated with the BBC or Ground Force whatsoever. Yet people keep posting over and over again asking for a charity re-do of their backyards and trailerparks. It’s pathetic. Too bad operating a computer keyboard doesn’t require a license – then you could at least enforce the ability to read as a prerequisite.

    Like lemmings to over the cliff, I’m sure my posting will be followed with someone wanting a water feature and an outdoor toilet or somesuch. ugh!

  • Why would a person not think your email address is somehow associated with the groundforce show? The header clearly states reader comments: groundforce etc.. I’m sure most people don’t look at the address to connect with a particular topic as most email addresses have nothing in common with the content within. Lighten up anyway. Lifes to short for this kind of bunk. If I’m missing something here, please forgive me. Best wishes.

  • I REALLY ENJOY YOUR SHOW, BUT I HAVEN’T BEEN ABLE TO FIND IT AS OFTEN AS IN THE PAST. I USE TO GET UP ON MY DAYS OFF AT 5:30AM JUST TO WATCH YOUR SHOW AND KNOW I COULD WATCH YOU SEVERAL TIMES A DAY. NOW I CAN ONLY FIND SHOWS FROM 2003 AND BEFORE AND ONLY ONE TIME A WEEK. PLEASE SAY YOU GUYS ARE STILL GOING TO BE ON THE AIR AND THIS IS JUST A SHORT RECESS.
    I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO NEW EPISODES.
    THANK YOU.
    JOANNE
    JOANNE

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