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i live in sydney australia have always been facinated by orchids and slowly putting a modest collection together its only a hobby nothing fancy i buy for looks only not easy to buy slippers in sydney anyone else in the same boat??
 

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Welcome to the forum!
We have several other Aussie members - Bench 72, Stephan, and Billie to name a few...I'm sure they'll pop in with some good ideas for you.

Putting together a collection is always fun, feel free to let us know what you're thinking about adding, we're rather good at convincing...;)
 
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G'day manfred! Great to see another Aussie here...

I'm also in Sydney, so a couple of suggestions would be try and get to some of the orchid shows and fairs (there's one in St Ives in a couple of weeks)... or a couple of the local society meetings... also, up the road, ie Peats Ridge is Royale Orchids... they have a web presence so you may want to check that out...

hope that helps out as a start...

cheers
tim
 
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bench72 said:
G'day manfred! Great to see another Aussie here...

I'm also in Sydney, so a couple of suggestions would be try and get to some of the orchid shows and fairs (there's one in St Ives in a couple of weeks)... or a couple of the local society meetings... also, up the road, ie Peats Ridge is Royale Orchids... they have a web presence so you may want to check that out...

hope that helps out as a start...

cheers
tim
Hi Tim
Thanks for your reply.Yeah been going to orchid shows on occasions biggest problem I find is that you can hardly ever buy anything there.I got a local grower that sometime gets diff slippers got myself a JamesBaconXasteroid and robert wardXtonsum the other week really nice plants and flowers
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One of the things that I really enjoy about having members from your neck of the woods is that often times you all get very different crosses than we get up here, I really enjoy seeing the variety from other countries.
 
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hi heather
strange isnt it i always think how good it would be to live in a country with no quarantine restriction i always drool over usa and european offerings.
well never mind its human to want what we cant have
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Manfred, the USA and others may have a less strict Quarantine laws than ours, but at least we have practically all the species available to us thanks to our less stringent (less prohibitive / less crazy?) treatment of CITES legislations!

woo hooo!!!
 
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tim
i am only a novice in all that but i am sure there is pluses and minuses in each country did u go to gosford show?
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manfred
 
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Hi mate,

Yes was at the gosford show yesterday... it was pretty quiet and all... but thanks for reminding me... I took pics this time around so will post shortly...

cheers
tim
 

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Are you folks from Australia familiar with Adalaide Orchids? Stephen Monkhouse is probably more known for his Zygopetalum breeding, but he also has a lot of Paphs. His business used to be headquartered in Australia, but he's recently joined with another outfit in Bali. The business is now called Milo Bali Adelaide Orchids: http://www.adelaideorchids.com/
email: stephen@milobaliadelaideorchids.com
 
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i am not familiar with them others down under might be just had a quick look at website doesnt look completed yet and i guess out ofreach for us anyway unless he has kept a nursery in southaustralia
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Hey Manfred

I've already PM'd you but Welcome once more :) - There's quite a few Aussie Orchid nurseries on the web - very few have large numbers of slipper orchids though. Here's a few I've found;

http://www.easyorchids.com/index.htm
http://members.iinet.net.au/~ezi-gro/index.html
http://www.prorchids.com/
http://www.khorchids.com/price.html
http://www.robertsonorchids.com.au/

Soon to come apparently is
http://www.rosellaorchids.com/about.php

and others who aren't on the web include Nicky Zurcher in South Aus as well as Species Plus in Victoria. There are sure to be hidden gems in nurseries here and there.

Cheers
Stephan
 
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manfred

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wow P7R is interesting and he seems to have some flowering size.i am for instant gratification too impatient to wait for years to see them flowering
thanks again for your help
 
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the latest Orchids Australia magazine has a write up on Adelaide Orchids..

actually, I wondered about the logistics of having a nursery in Bali, esp issues with quarantine of plants... but I better read the article before I keep blabbin...

One other thing about P & R Orchids is that they are supposedly closing down... so that will be quite a loss for Australia as they tend to import quite a lot of really interesting plants esp the new breeding in Taiwan.

cheers
tim
 

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manfred said:
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i am not familiar with them others down under might be just had a quick look at website doesnt look completed yet and i guess out ofreach for us anyway unless he has kept a nursery in southaustralia
regards
manfred
Stephen's website is always in a state of change, but don't be put off by that. Don't be afraid to contact him by email. He and his wife, Robyn, have been good about responding -- at least to me, they have.
 

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