Knightly Accolade of Dieter...

Knightly Accolade of Dieter...

...to Sir Dieter Sokoll

Lola Gerlinda's                PLANT & FLOWER SHOP

Lola Gerlinda's PLANT & FLOWER SHOP

SOON TO BE OPEN

Lola Gerlinda's Hobby - Plants & Flowers

Lola Gerlinda's Hobby - Plants & Flowers

Flowers are the new hobby

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Hello, we are Gerlinda and Dieter Sokoll. Gerlinda is Filipina and Dieter is German. Since the KNIGHTS OF RIZAL have bestowed the knighthood on Dieter in Decemter 2017, he is called Sir Dieter and with this privilege comes, that Gerlinda is called Lady Gerlinda. Close family and friends call her Gerlyn. We are living in the City of Cagayan de Oro, the city of Golden Friendship. This is our blog, where we post our photos, videos and stories about family, life, travels and our LOLA GERLINDA'S FLOWER SHOP. The reason for this is, that Gerlinda's Hobby shifted from raising pigs to plants and flowers. Because of African Swine Fever she had to stop raising pigs. We both love dogs. That's the reason why a few large dogs are family to us. There are the the German Shepard ladies Bouney and Daisy and our young mixed boy Bravo, daughter of Bouney, who has a Belgian Shepard Malinois as father and is lightly handicapped. At the other end of the house we are having some local cats, they adopted us or we the cats, who knows.

You can contact us at: dieterwsokoll@gmail.com 

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It was the day when Shawn had his haircut. He came proudly home to show off his new haircut. But before he could say to much, he was already in for an outdoor bath.

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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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Gerlinda & Dieter Private - House Renovation - Part VII

In House Renovation Part VII Bamboo for an outside scaffold was cut at the brother’s house.

Inside, the walls for the toilet were bricked and the gap in the outer wall was closed.

Now some of the outer walls are being plastered. The front door made of solid teak wood was delivered by the carpenter.

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There was a whole day power failure on the agenda. We went to Jasaan in Misamis Oriental, Northern Mindanao to escape this. At the Solano Bridge we turned to the road to the Sagpulon Falls. The way there is very picturesque and partly passes between two rivers. It has rained in the mountains and the river carries brown water and overflows the river ford. I find a place by the river to film. But Gerlinda immediately saw that there are flowers to buy here. Technical discussions and price negotiations begin immediately. Then it turns out that there is no change. It occurs to me that there must be a bigger sari-sari store a few kilometres further on. The little girl in the red t-shirt and shorts is deaf and dumb, says her mother as she tries to pull seedlings from the pots. We found the little shop. There is a lively village life here. There is a barbecue over charcoals for lunch and there is plenty of time for gossip. But for now strangers have appeared. We bought something from the friendly shopkeeper and were able to change a larger bill. The young man has got his motorbike running and we drive away. Many small, idyllic huts along the river. We are back to the flowers. It is paid and loaded into the van. Now we go back again through dense coconut palm groves. On both sides a river flows here, up to the bridge. Next I miss the exit to the right to cross the river, but continue straight ahead. Otherwise I would have missed the rice field with the rice planters. Here we are now at the site of the river where the colony of sailing lizards lives. But that is already another story.

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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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