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Gerlinda began her flower planting hobby along the outer wall of our house. There are already a lot of flowers and other plants from one end to the other. People just happen to pass by are stopping and wondering why she planted flowers in large kawa (frying pans for canteens)

Now, she began planting more and more plants behind the house. There are lately a lot of cactus to find, most are still small.

Other flowers and plants are propagated from offshoots to grow.

A few new plants and flowers found there place here in the back. Some of them maybe strange or even rare to find.

How do I know?

A while ago Gerlinda got ideas not to threw old things away, but to use them with a few modifications into new decorations and flower pots.

If you are interrested how to grow dwarf coconut palms, just ask her, maybe she will tell you.

More to come from Gerlinda’s flower garden now and then.

Have a look sometimes at this website for updates.

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Also at Gerlinda’s and Dieter’s place Christmas preparations are in full swing. Santa Claus and Rudi and the other reindeers will decorate the wall and inside there will be a Christmas tree all with colorful and blinking lights for a jolly Christmas.

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Gerlinda & Dieter private - Lola Gerlinda at Home - Lola Gerlinda at Home - Flowers from the Jungle

Lola Gerlinda wants more wildflowers and plants for her wild garden.

So, boots on and machete (bolo) in one hand and an empty sack in the other.

Off we go!

The jungle starts only 50 meters behind our house and we are right in the middle of it.

Smiling, Lola Gerlinda returns from the wilderness with her booty of plants and flowers.

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Gerlinda & Dieter private: House Renovation - Part I

After we had extended the lower floor of the house with a living room, Lola Gerlinda wanted to renovate the upper floor as well.

Then her daughter Liuva (Bheng), who is currently working in Hong Kong, had the idea to help her with this, because one day she will get this part of the house. I said, “If you renovate this and don’t put a concrete ceiling on top of it, the whole renovation will be a total loss. So why not do it all together and create a roof garden with a studio on the concrete ceiling. The idea was well received and so the adventure of a major renovation began.

Here it becomes clear that even a Filipino domestic worker and nanny (Yaya) in Hong Kong can get her own house with her work if she has a responsible partner for the work at home. In this case Bheng has her mother Gerlinda who supervises and does everything or has it done.

This is the first part of the following videos. Everything before was only photographed and is shown on the website ‘GERLINDA & DIETER private’.

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Lola Gerlinda making flower decorations for her jungle flower garden

Making of Flower Decorations for her Jungl-Flower-Garden

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