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“Ramblings of a Rare Plant Hunter”
« on: November 11, 2021, 05:20:23 PM »
“Ramblings of a Rare Plant Hunter” a collection of the articles published on his website by  renowned plantsman Marcus Harvey will be published shortly!
Marcus was known the world over and was responsible for the  ability for many Australian gardeners to extend their plant colllections  over the  years.

Go to the Hill View website: hillviewrareplants.com.au and subscribe to the mailing list to receive updates on this exciting publication.

Pre-orders will be available  through the website very soon! This beautiful book will cost $55.
For any enquiries contact  the Hillview Team at info@hillviewrareplants.com.au or message the Hill View Rare Plants Facebook or Instagram accounts.

The forword to the book has been written by the famed grower, Otto Fauser - himself no stranger to these  pages!


Marcus Harvey, brief C.V.


Otto Fauser's Foreword




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Re: “Ramblings of a Rare Plant Hunter”
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2022, 01:29:22 PM »
Coming soon!!

"One of the pleasures of growing bulbs is observing their transmutation from an ugly duckling packaging unit to the glorious swan of a flower. In this way each species and variety marks the progression of time and transformation through a garden year. Bulbs by definition have a dormant period, and, apart from the cheap shot about them being a lazy gardener’s plant because there is not much to do most of the year, I think it’s their ability to resurrect that has us transfixed."
- taken from 'A Mediterranean Sojourn: bringing nature out of the wilderness and into our gardens', page 14 of Ramblings of a Rare Plant Hunter by Marcus Harvey.

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Re: “Ramblings of a Rare Plant Hunter”
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2022, 12:07:28 PM »
Another thing unfortunately delayed by Covid!
Hopefully we'll see it soon,
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Re: “Ramblings of a Rare Plant Hunter”
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2022, 04:35:45 PM »
From Alex Harvey on Facebook:
Alex Harvey is with Garden Joan and 2 others

"Ramblings of a Rare Plant Hunter" by my late dad Marcus Harvey, with botanical art and contributions by Susan Jarick and further contributions by my Auntie Lin, myself and my grandmother Garden Joan is ready to go!!
Sending out pre-orders this week!!

I'll be on ABC radio 936 with Mel Bush and my Auntie Linda Harvey this Friday morning to have a chat about it all.. I think at 10.40am.. I'll confirm that time tommorrow! 🙌
If you want to order a copy please go here
https://hillviewrareplants.com.au/

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Re: “Ramblings of a Rare Plant Hunter”
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2022, 05:31:21 PM »
From Hillview Rare Plants :
Marcus Harvey's posthumous book Ramblings of a Rare Plant Hunter, featuring botanical illustrations by Susan Jarick, has only a few remaining copies on the online store.

If you've missed out and you are truly interested, please Contact Us (info@hillviewrareplants.com.au) as we may have a few copies left – first in, first served.

Lastly, if we have sufficient demand for Ramblings we may consider a reprint before Christmas 2022. Therefore, please register your interest with us, and join our Mailing List (at the bottom of this page) to receive further updates!

A HUGE THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU WHO HAVE PURCHASED MARCUS' BOOK!!!
WE HOPE THAT YOU'RE THOROUGHLY ENJOYING IT!!
 WE'RE SURE THAT MARUCS IS SMILING ON US ALL!!
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Re: “Ramblings of a Rare Plant Hunter”
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2022, 07:10:28 PM »
Preorders for the next printing are now being taken for Marcus' book - and taking international  orders by email !
email: info@hillviewrareplants.com.au
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Re: “Ramblings of a Rare Plant Hunter”
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2022, 04:45:15 AM »
Has anyone from Europe successfully ordered a copy of this book yet? I first contacted them more than a year sgo but have so far not succeeded.

BR,
Tom
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Re: “Ramblings of a Rare Plant Hunter”
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2022, 08:25:01 AM »
Yes. I had same problem. I only used website and do not use facebook whether that makes the difference I do not know. What I did in the end, was use an Australian mail forwarding company and had via book website no problem completing the order with the Australian address of the mail forwarding company and then it arrived at forwarder and the company via that website I forwarded the book - across the ditch as we say - and it arrived. Adds to cost but obtained the book.

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Re: “Ramblings of a Rare Plant Hunter”
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2022, 08:35:34 PM »
Hi Tomte,
I asked Alex (Marcus' son) and he couldn't understand what was happening.
He asked if you could contact him on hillviewrareplants@gmail.com
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Re: “Ramblings of a Rare Plant Hunter”
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2022, 07:51:07 AM »
Hi Fermi, thanks a lot for inquiring and the email address, I have just reached out to Alex and hope it resolves.

Tom
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