Guest Post: House Rules – The Next Garden Reno Begins
A new episode and a new renovation and Annajjj gives her hilarious take on it:
Tonight is the second lot of gardens and this time it is Lisadz and Madllo having their property portfolio’s value increased. Or possibly devalued since the Cappers and Ryandy are still here.
First up we are in Melbourne where teams arrive at Lisa and Adam’s house. The Garden Rules are:
Brick paths and fretwork
Modern al fresco backyard
Screen out the neighbours
The ‘gift’ crates contain two topiary ‘swirly’ trees and a pizza oven. Score!
Over to Townsville where Lisadz and the Cappers arrive at Maddi and Lloyd’s place. The Garden Rules are:
Palm Springs cool
Poolside paradise fit for a wedding
Lush open backyard for the dogs – how does that fit in with the wedding theme?
Their ‘gift’ crates contain an enormous cactus and a wedding archway. These guys live in the tropics; why are we giving them desert plants?
Back over to Melbourne where Maddi is pointing out the uselessness of Gapper’s tiny deck. Her plan is to extend the deck to make it useable as well as making a path to the pizza oven area. Meanwhile there is a disaster in Townsville as a cracked water pipe starts gushing water. Gapper tries to plug it with his finger but that only works on dykes Gapper. He then gets a witches hat to use as a bucket. It’s an inspired idea apart from the fact that there’s a hole in the bucket dear Gapper, dear Gapper…..later the Cappers do a little mud-slinging but it’s actually fun this time.
Carole wants to engage a painter for the balustrades. Lisa isn’t happy about it but basically gets bullied into it. Notice that Adam didn’t really help her out here. Maddi and Candy trot off to visit the cute neighbour to ask his permission to give him a new fence. Unsurprisingly he agrees but shouldn’t he pay half??
Ryan has taken it upon himself to extend the front awning across the front windows and Candy is annoyed. Why did you change it? she demands but Ryan refuses to answer, apologise or back down. Voice Over announces McDawn-French ‘arriving at just the right time’ like that’s even possible. She says some rubbish about making it even and formal like cottage gardens should be so Ryandy end up designing a water feature which isn’t even or even formal.
The teams in Townsville go shopping and Lisa shows off her shallow side by only choosing good-looking plants. The Cappers snap up the coolest cacti and Gapper gives cactus lady a big hug. She looks delighted. Lisadz have to chose from the manky leftover cacti. ‘We really lucked out’ Lisa tells us but no Lisa, you were out of luck. Not to be outdone by Gapper, Adam gives cactus lady a hug and swings her off her feet. This time she nearly faints from delight.
Back at the house Lisa orders blue paint online. Nothing can go wrong here.
Adam and Lisa’s pizza oven is being assembled and Maddi decides she wants to jazz up the deck with mirrors. Out in the front another disaster as the diggers have hit the gas line. Chester! arrives to clear everyone off site. He’s remarkably calm about it. There’s no yelling Get Out! or anything dramatic this time. Perhaps he’s already over this.
Because the site is closed down the teams head off shopping. Ryan displays his usual lack of restraint by buying every plant at Masters. Well every plant that Maddi didn’t buy. Her receipt resembles an extra length toilet roll. Meanwhile Lisa’s blue paint arrives and, this bit might be hard to believe but, it’s the WRONG colour. They wanted sky-blue. Coincidently the exact same sky-blue as the shirts they are both wearing. Casting around in a panic, they grab a sky-blue sawhorse and drag it with them into the shops to demonstrate the colour they want.
We finish off the episode with the gas pipe repaired allowing the Melbourne teams back to work. Reveal and elimination tomorrow.