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Den Avril's Gold 'Dell'

March 2017

'Dell' was acquired about 4 years ago from Don Cruickshanks, it was named after his wife.

Pod parent Aussie Child 'Avril' and pollen parent speciosum var Windermere.

A lovely strong orchid with a vigorous growth habit.

A golden flower with strong red markings

I was endeavouring to grow 'Dell' into a specimen orchid, but, due to the number of flower spikes and ANOS Judging Rules (all of flower spikes - against AOC where one flower spike is chosen) it was never going to be considered for an award other than Cultural - big orchid with many flower spikes, but, at different stages and untidy

In 2016 it was decided to split 'Dell' into 4 large pieces and one very small back-cut - as this is an important orchid I will keep a list of the individuals that have purchased 'Dell' from me in order for confirmation of provenance. A division of 'Dell' -

For the 2017 season I do not expect a spectacular flowering due to the repotting and to date the pieces only producing a single growth.  However, in 2018 I am expecting several new growths and a piece of 'Dell' being of sufficient strength to produce a good showing of flowers  - time will tell


Coming Events

ANOS Central Coast Group 
16th Annual Sarcochilus Show 2017

14 - 15 October
Venue: Narara Valley Nursery
2 Manns Road, NARARA

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Royale Orchids - Spring Open Day 2018
Week-end for Lycastes

20 - 22 October
Venue: 70 Brieses Road, PEATS RIDGE NSW
Phone: 02 4377 1199
Details to be advised

ANOS Sydney Group
32nd Annual Sarcanthinae
Native Orchid Show 2017

21 October
Venue: Federation Pavilion, Doran Drive,
Castle Hill Showgrounds, Castle Hill, NSW  

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Gosford and District Orchid Society Inc
Orchid Show 2018 -
Central Coast Regional Show

Venue: Gosford Show Ground
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Royale Orchids - Winter Open Days 2018

June 2018
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Venue: 70 Brieses Road, PEATS RIDGE NSW
Phone: 02 4377 1199
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Mingara Orchid Fair and 
Show 2018

June 2018
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Venue:  Mingara Recreation Club 
Mingara Drive
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Tinonee Orchid Nursery
6th Annual Workshop & Lunch 2018

July, 2018
Venue: 768 Tinonee Road
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ANOS Central Coast Group
38th Annual Spring Show 2018

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Kempsey Speciosum Spectacular

September 2018
Venue: Macleay Valley Motor Cycle Track
Alverton St, Greenhill via Kempsey
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Wyong Spring Time Orchid Show 2018

September 2017
Venue: Wyong Race Club
Howarth St, Wyong NSW
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ANOS Sydney Group
36th Annual Spring Native Orchid Show

Venue: Eden Garden Nursery
Lane Cove Road, North Ryde
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