Hello Friends, it’s Rosie here.

December has been a mixed month, hasn’t it?  Did you have an outrageous amount of snow on the 10th?  I don’t know about where you live, but in our area we woke up that Sunday morning to find a deep white blanket covering trees, rooftops, vehicles, roads, gardens and everything else.

 As always when it has just snowed, the world looked beautiful, but preferably viewed from indoors!!

For the first time in Rosewood’s history we were forced to close for a day, as there was no way that we could travel to the projects we had booked on Monday 11th.  Sincere apologies to those affected, but it would have been absolutely impossible.  However, those hardy boys were back to work on Tuesday despite continuing snow and ice – you can see the conditions they had to endure in the photograph, showing them getting on with it snow notwithstanding.

Well, it’s time for the letter Q in our Rosewood A-Z.

Q is for Quality

Here at Rosewood we value quality in everything we do: Quality of design (coming up with tailor-made systems to best suit every individual client and their location); Quality of materials (we use the best component parts and associated products that we can find); Quality of construction and workmanship (every member of the Rosewood field team is trained carefully in order to maintain our high standards); and finally, Quality of service (we aim to leave every customer happy, and office staff and field staff alike put ourselves out to ensure that aim is achieved wherever it is humanly possible).

Q is also for Quiet

This is a rare thing, but the Rosewood yard and office has been quiet just for a few days because we close over Christmas and New Year……

BUT right now we’re partying the night away, and I need to get my champagne glass refilled!  It only remains for me to wish you all a prosperous and happy 2018.  See you next year!!

Rosie x

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Hello again, lovely Rosewood customers,

I don’t know about you, but I’ve found November very cold! I’ve been in winter woollies for a good while now, and I feel glad that I don’t have to work outside, unlike our wonderful boys who have been hard at work shutting down the last of your irrigations systems before freezing temperatures cause damage.  Luckily they’re a hardy lot!!!

The year is disappearing fast, isn’t it?  We’ve already reached the letter P in our Rosewood A-Z.

P is for Pressure

No, despite the fact that there are less than four weeks to go, I’m not meaning the sort that is giving me Christmas shopping headaches!  I’m talking about water pressure for your garden irrigation system.  People sometimes worry about whether the water pressure at their property is good enough to sustain the flow that’s needed, but we reassure all our potential customers that this needn’t be an issue.  In cases where pressure or flow rate is lower than might be hoped for, we have the solution!  Rosewood can install tanks and pumps (P IS FOR PUMP TOO!) in the most unobtrusive way possible so that any property can benefit from irrigation.  The fairly large tank in the photo had just been put in, and you can see that, thanks to the way it has been located, it is already partly hidden, and by the time the nearby planting is better established, it will be barely visible at all.

P is also for Politeness

We at Rosewood are firm believers in the saying that politeness costs nothing.  Victoria, who is in charge of the office here at Rosewood HQ, is always happy to respond to your calls and emails in the most customer-friendly way possible, and Andy and the rest of the boys do their best to be courteous, friendly, helpful and considerate at all times, even when they are working in the cold and the wet!  We’re proud of the way clients comment on this in our many testimonials.

And talking of extending a polite and friendly service to all, I’ve realised that the season of goodwill is almost here.  I hope you have a great December and a lovely Christmas – see you again on New Year’s Eve!!

Rosie x

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Hello Friends, it’s Rosie here.

Where we are the weather has turned suddenly this week, and autumn seems right on the brink of winter.  The temperature has cooled, but the rain has stopped, giving way to bright, cold days.  The colours in our landscape and our gardens is beautiful at the moment.

Of course we want to keep our gardens beautiful in all seasons and all weathers – I have to sing the praises of an irrigation system to help with that.  As I said last month, it’s the season to have your system properly shut down for the winter to avoid damage while it’s not needed, so our Rosewood boys have been busy performing this service, but we still have a lot of new installations taking place.  In some ways, winter is the BEST time for a new system to be set up.  Plant growth is dormant so the work disturbs established planting much less.  Then when spring arrives the irrigation is all in place ready for use.

Anyway, I must get on with telling you about the letter O in our Rosewood A-Z.

O is for Octamitter

An octamitter shrubbler has eight (surprise surprise!) separate jets that cover a full circle.  The jets can be adjusted so that the ‘reach’ from the centre head can be increased or decreased

O is also for Outside supply

An outside water supply already in place, and an outdoor electricity supply are useful when installing an irrigation system, but not essential by any means.  You might think that we could not install a system without them, but this is not the case.  Rosewood has a solution to every problem!  Battery operated timers can be supplied, and we can arrange to bring the water where it’s needed.  Sit back and let us work out a design to suit your needs.

Happy Hallowe’en to you all

See you next month,

Rosie x

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Greetings to you all, it’s Rosie here.

Well, the weather has been incredibly wet here at Rosewood HQ; how about where you are?  To be honest, with the amount of rain we’ve had this week I wonder sometimes about the need for an irrigation system, but then I remember the most important benefit of having it – that it is totally controllable and predictable, unlike the weather!  While the system is active in spring, summer and autumn, it gives precisely measured watering to all our precious lawns, borders, trees and shrubs, but rain sensors turn it off when the weather is wet, stopping us from wasting precious water.  During the winter months when growth is dormant and weather is generally wetter anyway, the system is turned off.  Actually we’ve been busy working on the shut-down schedule for the coming winter, and soon we’ll be sending out maintenance figures to all our lovely clients, followed by offers of shut-down appointments so that we can maintain your systems in peak health over the winter, saving you any worry about it.

Now then, it’s time to continue with our Rosewood alphabet.  Unbelievably, we’ve passed the half-way mark – this month we’ve reached the letter N.

N is for New

New technology, to be precise.   As times goes on, advances are made in all sorts of areas, and the world of irrigation systems is no exception.  We’re lucky that these brand new technological advances allow our very ancient human instinct to be out in the natural world to be enjoyed with a lot less effort!  Over recent years (and even over recent months) we at Rosewood have seen huge steps forward in the industry.  System controllers are infinitely more user-friendly than they used to be; easy-to-install wireless rain-sensors are becoming the norm (rather than the hard-wired sort); and we now have the incredible Rain Bird WiFi module that can be installed with any system controller.  This amazing gadget has several functions.  It monitors local weather stations in order to tell the system whether there’s any need for it to switch on or not, taking the place of the traditional rain sensor.  Even more excitingly, it comes with a free app to download that enables the user to control the irrigation system via their mobile phone from anywhere in the world.  Just think, when I’m soaking up the sunshine on a lounger somewhere blazingly hot next summer, I can still have full control over what I want the system to be doing back in little old England, and my garden will look wonderful when I return.

N is also for noticeable….

….and by that I mean the marked difference between plants that have received irrigation and those that haven’t.  We don’t often get the opportunity to compare irrigated planting against a control group, but I thought you might be interested to take a closer look at a photograph we have had on our website for a while now.

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We had installed irrigation on both sides of this garden path, but unfortunately, the client had inadvertently switched off the irrigation to one zone.  This meant that the plants on only one side of the path had irrigation:  I think you can tell which!!!!

So, to any of you who might be considering the value of irrigation in the wake of recent downpours, rest assured that it still works wonders, even in a temperate climate like ours.

See you next month,

Rosie x

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Hello friends, Rosie here.

Well, here at Rosewood we’ve been frantically busy indoors and out, with Andy, Hugo and the rest of the boys busy with installations all summer, and Victoria and Catherine in the office starting work on an appointment schedule for winter shut-downs so that we can make sure all the systems we’ve installed (and some we didn’t!) run smoothly year after year. It may seem early in the year to be thinking about this but we have to agree a schedule with hundreds of lovely Rosewood customers and this takes months of planning! Coincidentally, we’ve reached the letter M in our Rosewood alphabet this month, and very definitely uppermost in our minds

M is for Maintenance

Our boys understand how important it is to look after an irrigation system so that it continues to perform at its best year after year.  In simple terms this means that every winter the system needs draining and shutting down so that while irrigation isn’t required during the colder, wetter months there is no danger of water freezing inside the system and causing damage to pipework or electrical components.  This photo shows what has happened to a solenoid valve in a system that WASN’T drained down for the winter.  By contrast, a carefully performed shut-down ensures a good result when we return in springtime to start up the system for the new season.  At both maintenance times we give your system a thorough check too, making sure that all is as it should be, so you can continue to relax and let Rosewood do the work.

M is also for Microsprinklers and Misters

There are many different types of irrigation that can be used in a system, and if you want to find out about them in more detail, take a look at our ‘Irrigate’ page, which goes through all kinds of sprinkler heads, root watering systems etc etc.  Misters and microsprinklers are two types that we might recommend.  Microsprinklers work like pop-ups but are connected to smaller gauge pipework and have smaller spray heads, ideal for wide beds rather than lawns.  Misters are ideal for planting that likes to be kept damp all over – things like ferns, for example – as they create a light mist of water rather than a concentrated jet in one place.

Whatever your garden and its requirements, don’t forget that Rosewood can help you keep it beautiful without you having to worry about it.

See you next month,

Rosie x

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Hello friends, it’s Rosie here again, with an update from the world of irrigation this month.

We’ve reached the letter L in our Rosewood A-Z:

L is for Lawns

One of our most important tasks here at Rosewood is dealing with the irrigation of lawns.  We take great pride in system designs which incorporate different zones for different areas of your garden, so that lawns receive exactly the irrigation they require, which will be different to planted borders, or patio containers etc

Different types of irrigation suit lawn areas, and the boys tell me that on the whole, rotor pop-up sprinklers are the best thing for larger areas of grass (as long as you have good water pressure and flow rate) as they deliver a forceful spray over a wide area.  We also use rotator pop-ups, which are well-suited to smaller areas of lawn and don’t need such strong water pressure to function – they also suit areas where there is overspray onto borders, as the jet fall lightly from above, designed to mimic natural rainfall.  The other choice is spray-head pop-ups, which deliver a non-rotating spray of water in a chosen direction – the best choice for irregular shapes or narrow areas of lawn.  All three of these function, as the name suggests, by popping up out of the ground when in use, and remaining hidden level with the ground the rest of the time, meaning that the lawn can be used without worrying about tripping over, and that mowing can be done as easily after installation as before.

Keep enjoying those gardens, everybody.

See you next month,

Rosie x

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Hello lovely Rosewood clients, it’s your friend Rosie here, bringing you news of what’s been happening with us this month.

 We’ve been frantically busy getting you all organised for the summer.  The hot weather has had our phone ringing off its hook for the last few weeks as more and more of you want a Rosewood system installed.  Our poor boys have been working heroically (continuing during weekends and evenings – even bank holidays) in order to keep up with the demand, so I can’t praise them highly enough, but there still seems to be a never-ending stream of people wanting them.  Thank you all for choosing us – we’ll always do our best to fit you in as soon as we can.

And now, we mustn’t forget the next letter in our Rosewood alphabet.   We’ve reached K:

K is for Knowledge

Knowledge is something you can rely on our Rosewood staff having in quids.  Our system designers and team leaders have a specialist understanding of the world of garden irrigation system design and installation that is second to none.  Their abilities and skills have been gained through theoretical learning and, even more importantly where irrigation systems are concerned, through years of experience in the field that gives them a familiarity and understanding that could not be bettered.  As team leaders they then pass on what they know first-hand to our engineers.  This means that each and every Rosewood employee who visits your garden will have specialist knowledge that helps to make your Rosewood system the perfect match for your location and requirements.

Keep enjoying those gardens, everybody.

See you next month,

Rosie x

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Hello friends – it’s Rosie here again, giving you an update on what’s been happening at Rosewood.

Well, like last month, May has been incredibly busy.  We have so many clients needing system start-ups or new installations that we’ve barely stopped working, but we love new customers nevertheless – welcome to you all.

Haven’t we had some lovely weather too?  It makes everybody want to get outside and enjoy the garden, but also points up how useful an irrigation system is in keeping all your planting lush and green even when it’s hot and sunny.  Do give us a call if you’ve been contemplating  whether irrigation is for you – we’re always happy to give you our advice.

Now for our Rosewood alphabet.  This month we’ve reached the letter J:

J is for Job vacancies

We are ALWAYS looking for enthusiastic workers to join us.  If you are hardworking and friendly, eager to learn new skills, enjoy working in the fresh air come rain or shine, and if you have experience in either irrigation itself (which would be ideal) or in landscaping or something similar (in which case we would be happy to give you the extra training necessary for irrigation installation and maintenance) then give Victoria a call or send us your CV.

Keep enjoying those gardens, everybody.

Until next month,

Rosie x

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Hello to all our Rosewood friends – it’s Rosie back with my monthly chat about the wonderful world of irrigation!

Well, we’ve had a busy April, continuing with our start-up services for new and existing customers, and somehow managing to fit in new installations as well.  It’s lucky our lovely Rosewood boys know how to work hard.  I don’t know about you but I love to see a man with taut biceps working in my garden…..

Oops, sorry….I must have drifted away for a moment then…… where was I?   Oh yes, that’s right, I was about to continue with the next letter in our Rosewood alphabet.  This month we’ve reached the letter I:

Obviously, I is for irrigation!

Irrigation is what helped human beings settle down in groups and begin to build civilisations rather than roaming around picking naturally growing plants to eat and throwing spears at passing mammoths in the hope of finding the next meal.  We learned that watering plants helps them to grow, and we planted the things we wanted to eat and watered them carefully for the best yield.  Later many of us became carefree enough to plant things simply for enjoyment, and in England we’re particularly well-known for loving our gardens.  But watering a whole garden can be a huge chore.  Not only that, if you’re away for more than a day or two in dry weather, all your hard work can be undone very quickly.  But now Irrigation can be a simple matter – Rosewood will design a system especially suited to each individual client’s own requirements, and every garden, from the smallest to the largest, can be watered in a way that allows the greatest enjoyment from the least effort.  Not only that but it can save water too – an irrigation system can make sure that the plants you want watering are targeted specifically without releasing water over a huge area unnecessarily.  There’s lots of information spread over our website if you want to find out more, but if you need the answer to specific questions, give us a call on 01727 811448

I is also for individual pressure-compensating drippers

Not so obvious, that one!!  In case you didn’t know, an individual pressure-compensating dripper is used to make sure that every dripper along a supply pipe emits the same amount of water per hour no matter what the water pressure coming into the pipe.  This makes certain that if the inlet pressure is variable due to the vagiaries of the water supply or the unevenness of the landscape, the individual pc dripper maintains the same flow and it’s easy to calculate how much water is being emitted.  Easy when you know!  Actually friends, all you need to understand is that Andy here at Rosewood really knows his stuff, and will work out a system using whichever components best suit your own situation.  Those individual drippers are wonderful for baskets, pots, window boxes etc, but a lawn or a large border needs something different.  Let Rosewood work it all out for you.

Keep enjoying those gardens

Until next month,

Rosie x

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Hello friends – it’s Rosie here!

We at Rosewood have been SO busy dealing with our spring start-ups and new installations that we can hardly believe how quickly the month has passed by!  We’ve been enjoying some super weather at last – I hope you’ve had the chance to get out in the sunshine where you are.

As you’ll know if you’ve been following our Rosewood A-Z, we’ve reached the letter ‘H’ and once again, there are important things to tell you about:

H is for Hugo

I’ve already introduced you to several of our lovely Rosewood people, and this month it’s the turn of Hugo.  He’s an important member of our installation and maintenance team, and his attention to detail is second to none.  As well as keeping us all cheerful with his singing, he is always so enthusiastic and we’re proud to have him with us!

H is for Hanging Baskets

A well-tended hanging basket is a beautiful sight, and using an irrigation system to water them takes most of the work off your hands.  At Rosewood we would recommend micro-dripline for your baskets, whether the baskets are your only outdoor greenery, or the micro-dripline for them is part of a larger irrigation system using different methods for different areas of your garden.  Drip-line is favoured by water authorities due to its efficiency in conserving water, and it is exempt from hosepipe bans.  The dripline lies inside the basket and has pressure-compensating anti-syphon emitters at 15cm intervals along its length, each one delivering water at a rate of 3 litres per hour.

Just think of what a stunning display you can achieve with no ongoing effort!

Anyway, our start-ups are all going well, so your Rosewood systems will be up and running perfectly so that you can enjoy your gardens without the need to water them.  Let’s hope we get plenty more of this lovely weather!

Until next month,

Rosie x

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Hello Rosewood Friends, it’s Rosie here

February has been a very cold month – we’ve even seen some snow here at Rosewood HQ – but hopefully as we move into March we’ll see spring arrive properly.  Victoria has been hard at work arranging all the start-up appointments for next month so that the boys can get out to you, check your systems, and get them going once the winter is over.  That way you can look forward to a carefree spring and summer without having to worry about whether your precious borders and lawns are getting enough water.

It’s time for the letter G in our Rosewood alphabet, so here it is:

G is for Gardens

Image result for garden images ukWe all love being in the garden, especially once the weather improves, and we at Rosewood can help you to maintain a beautiful outside space whatever yours is like.  Many companies that design irrigation systems only deal with huge public spaces or enormous estates, but we at Rosewood are happy to deal with residential and business gardens alike.  We don’t mind if you have a sprawling country estate, a small garden attached to a semi-detached house in a suburban street, or a tiny balcony garden with some pots and window-boxes to give your apartment an attractive outlook – Rosewood can cater for all these situations and more.  We believe that all gardens can benefit from an irrigation system, and our expert designs ensure that your system will be tailored to suit the requirements of your particular situation.

G is for Grass Snake



We wanted to share this just because we loved it:  you’d be amazed at the wildlife that the boys encounter when they’re out working in the open, but this baby grass snake was a particularly exciting visitor.  It came to inspect the work we were doing and Andy took a quick snap to record the moment!



Enjoy the Spring as it arrives!

Until next month,

Rosie x

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Hello Friends, it’s Rosie here.

Well I don’t know about where you are, but here at Rosewood HQ we’ve had lots of days where the temperature has been sub-zero this January, so our Rosewood A to Z has reached a particularly apt letter:

F is for Freezing and Frost

Nobody loves gardens more than Rosewood, whatever the season and the weather, and we all know how beautiful a heavy frost can look.  Image result for frosty garden imagesBut sub-zero temperatures and water left in irrigation system pipe-work and components equal problems.  Freezing water in the pipes can burst them, just as it can pipes inside a house, and although such an event may not cause the devastation outside that it might indoors, it can still completely ruin an irrigation system.  Water left to freeze in a system can also cause malfunctions in electrical components, valves etc. and all of these issues will lead to the need for costly repair work.  Of course, Rosewood advises that all systems are properly shut-down for the winter, and our shut-down service includes draining the system completely so that problems due to freezing are avoided.  What’s more, we promise that if you use our shut-down service we will cover the cost of repairs should such problems arise.  We aim for peace of mind for our lovely customers whatever the eventuality!!

F is for Foxes

Image result for fox imagesRosewood admires nature in all its forms, and foxes are undoubtedly beautiful animals, but they can be a dreadful nuisance as far as dripline is concerned!!  Their activities can cause expensive damage, but we try to minimise this possibility by burying pipework in the ground unless cirumstances make it impossible to do so.

F is also for Facebook

We’d love you to follow us on Facebook.  We publish all our news there, as well as some special discounts that we offer from time to time that might interest you.  Why not take a look? You can find us here:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rosewood-Irrigation-Services/170712533001071 or just click on our Facebook link in the column on the right of this page.

Well that’s all for now.   Keep well.

Until next month,

Rosie x

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Hello Rosewood friends,

It’s Rosie here, slightly late with my December post as I’ve been busy having a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, but I’d like to take the opportunity to wish you all a wonderful 2017.

Let’s hope we all get the chance to enjoy our gardens and all the other lovely things we’re blessed with.


We’re up to the letter ‘E’ now, in our Rosewood A-Z, and this month, I’m going to tell you about the following:

E is for Efficiency

Here at Rosewood we love to be efficient.  We aim to give our clients the best service possible, and that includes making the best use of our time and materials so that you get the best value for money.  On the practical side, we also make certain that we use top-quality parts in our irrigation designs so that again, you get the most efficient service from your system.  We don’t make the mistake of using cheap parts that give poor results, prefering to use better parts that last and provide the kind of system we’re proud to install.

E is for Enquiries and Email

Sending us an email is probably the easiest way to get in touch, and enables us to respond to any queries and enquiries with all the relevant information to hand.

You can contact Victoria or Andy at the addresses below:



Either one of them will try their utmost to deal with your questions as quickly and helpfully as possible.  I’ve already told you that we value efficiency very highly!

Well, that’s all for this month.

Happy New Year once again,

Speak to you soon,

Rosie x

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Hello friends – it’s Rosie here!

We at Rosewood have been SO busy this month dealing with winter shutdowns and new installations that we can hardly believe how quickly the days have flown by!

As you’ll know if you’ve been following our Rosewood A-Z, we’ve reached the letter ‘D’ and once again, there are lots of important things to tell you about:

D is for Darren

Last month I introduced you to Connor and Catherine, and this month it’s the turn of Darren.  He’s an important member of our installation and maintenance team, and has worked in the irrigation industry for a good while now, despite being fairly new to Rosewood.  We’re proud to have him with us!

D is for Design

Rosewood is a company that has built a reputation for designing top-quality systems.  We cannot stress enough how important it is that a system is well-designed in order for the irrigation to be worthwhile, because even if you use the best components, if the design is not suitable for the situation, there’s little point in having a system at all.   We’ve been shocked on occasion by how other companies tendering for the same job will use far fewer pop-ups than we would deem necessary to ensure adequate coverage of the same area, or only use three separate zones where we would use six in order to provide a better outcome, or issues similar to these.  Andy has a great deal of experience in designing irrigation to suit the individual requirements of any given client or landscape situation, and knows how to adapt systems depending on issues such as water pressure, flow rate etc to achieve the best results.  You can trust Rosewood to give your garden what it needs!


D is for Damage

Unfortunately, damage to systems does occur sometimes.  This is usually for one of two reasons.  First, if a system is not shut down properly for the winter, damage can occur due to water freezing inside pipework or valves.  This can cause huge problems and we would advise that anybody with an irrigation system bears it in mind.  Most of our clients like us to come out and provide them with a shut-down service, which ensures that they have the peace of mind of knowing that it’s been done properly.  The second common reason for damage occurring is usually easier to sort out.  Gardening ‘accidents’ (putting a fork through some pipework, for example!) or wild animal activity can both result in minor damage that is usually simple to fix if you call us out.

Well, that’s all for this month.

I hope your Christmas preparations have begun well

Speak to you soon,

Rosie x

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Hello to all our Rosewood friends – Rosie here!

I expect, like us, you’ve had a busy month in the garden.  Autumn seems to have arrived all of a sudden in the last week or so where we are, and there are leaves to be tidied up and all sorts of other winding down for winter type jobs.  autumn-leaves-in-sunshineThat applies to us professionally too – it’s the season for beginning system shut-downs while irrigation is not needed during the next few months.  It’s really important that this work is done, as irreparable damage can occur to pipes, valves, solenoids, controllers etc if water freezes in the system due to it not being drained down properly before the weather is at its coldest.  Most of you will have appointments by now for the Rosewood boys to come out and deal with this for you over the next few weeks – they have all the experience necessary to ensure that the headache of sorting it out is taken away from you!

Now, onto our Rosewood A-Z.  This month it’s ‘C’ and we seem to have lots of things to talk about: Rosewood people, the importance of customer satisfaction, and some other aspects of our work.

C is for Catherine and Connor

Andy and Victoria have several lovely people helping to make Rosewood the great company that it is!  Two of them start with a ‘C’.  There’s Catherine, who works in the office with Victoria dealing with most of the things connected with the website and the company design work (as well as helping Victoria with anything else that crops up), and Connor, who is one of Rosewood’s fantastic installation and maintenance team.  Like all the fabulous Rosewood boys he turns out whatever the weather to put in your systems and maintain them once they’ve been installed.

C is for Clients, Courtesy and Care

At Rosewood we pride ourselves on looking after our clients – we thrive on the glowing testimonials and word-of-mouth recommendations that we receive.  We put a huge amount of effort into ensuring that our customers are pleased with the work we do and the way we do it.  Customer service wise, Victoria is on the end of the phone to deal with any queries or difficulties, and on a practical level, Andy and the rest of the installation team do their best to be friendly, polite and helpful, and to work as efficiently and tidily as possible so that you can continue to enjoy your garden even while a system is being installed.


C is for Controller and Call-outs

System controllers are an essential part of any irrigation system as they carry out the task of switching on the irrigation at the right times in the right places and switching off again when the irrigation has done its work.  A system controller can deal with a simple one-zone irrigation system, where the whole system is either on or off at any given time, or with complex multi-zone installations that allow different parts of a garden to receive different amounts of water from others, or at different times.

Call-outs happen in the rare event when something goes wrong.  Usually this is not an intrinsic fault with the system, although that does happen occasionally of course.  It’s far more often the case that accidental damage occurs due to rodents, foxes (or garden forks!) but however a problem arises we’re happy to come and sort it out for you.  Give us a ring and Victoria will organise Andy or one of the boys to visit you and get things running smoothly again.

Well, that’s all for this month.

Enjoy your Halloween and Bonfire Night festivities if you have plans for such things.

Speak to you soon,

Rosie x

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Hello friends – Rosie here.

Well it’s been a month of contrasts again weather-wise, hasn’t it ?    We’ve had bright sunshine and warmth one day and rain the next – so a rain sensor is really ideal for your irrigation system.  That way the system doesn’t switch on if there has already been lots of natural watering going on!

I hope you enjoyed the start of our Rosewood A-Z last time – we’re moving on to the letter B this month.

Here at Rosewood,

B is for Baskets.

Hanging baskets to be specific.  There are irrigation methods especially designed for hanging baskets: just let our lovely Andy look at your requirements and he’ll come up with a system to suit you.

Micro-dripline is one solution that’s ideal for baskets.  Every fifteen centimetres along its length it has pressure-compensating emitters that each deliver about three litres of water per hour.   Water authorities are very keen on this way of irrigating due to its efficiency in conserving water, so even though it is essentially a pipe, it’s exempt from hosepipe bans.  It is also simple and extremely cost-effective, so perfect in every way really!!

I’ll be in touch next month

Rosie x

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Hello to all our friends – Rosie here.

I promised you last month that I’d bring you a Rosewood A-Z, and obviously we’re starting this month with A.

Here at Rosewood,

A is for Andy,IMG_3285

one of Rosewood’s owners, and also our system designer and head of the installation team.

Andy has a great deal of experience in
designing and installing garden irrigation systems and is responsible for the whole of the practical side of the business.  He has a background in civil engineering and waste-water management and loves nothing more than getting muddy and working too hard.  Actually he loves West Ham United FC almost as much, and he loves his wife Victoria even more.   Aaaaaahhhh.

Next month we’ll look at B, but until then, enjoy your gardens while we have some summer left,

Rosie x

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Hi Rosewood friends,

Rosie here bringing you our news.  This month has seen blazing hot sunshine where we are, so those of you who’ve recently had irrigation systems designed and installed by us will be very pleased about it.  And if you don’t yet have the benefit of one, give us a call and see what we can do for you.

That reminds me: Andy and his lovely boys were met with something rather special on a recent job.  Bearing in mind that all of you enjoy your outdoor spaces I expect lots of you will be the sort of people that like wildlife and nature generally, so I hope you’ll be interested to hear about it.

IMG_1448While completing an installation Andy had a small, slim visitor come to check on how the team were doing.  It was a beautiful baby grass snake – not the rarest of our three UK snakes but still an unusual sight on paving rather than out in the landscape!  Anyway, it seemed quite content with the progress the team had made and once it had completed its inspection it wriggled away quite happily, leaving Andy and the boys delighted to have made its aquaintance.

When they told me all about it I couldn’t wait to share it with you, and it made me think about all the other interesting things that are part of life with Rosewood.  I’ve decided to make you a Rosewood A-Z, starting next month.  Knowing what to use for ‘A’ is easy – you should all be able to guess.  Come back next month to see if you’re right.

For now though, I’ll say goodbye.

Enjoy your gardens,

Rosie x

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Hello friends, Rosie here!

Apologies for the late arrival of my June post.  I’ve been off sick for a a couple of weeks and unable to connect to the internet.  Imagine the horror!!

Anyway, I’m my usual fit self now, and at last I’m able to tell you about some interesting news from the world of irrigation.

With South America in our thoughts as we head towards the Rio Olympic Games, drip-irrigation-system-500x500it’s topical (well, almost) to let you know about a technical collaboration between Israel and Paraguay’s local Federation of Production Co-operatives.  The Jewish state was set to deliver thirteen drip irrigation systems to small agricultural producers in the Friesland and Volendam colonies in San Pedro.  The Israeli embassy in Asuncion commented “Through this project, small farmers in San Pedro have access for the first time to drip irrigation systems. Producers will use it for growing vegetables such as tomatoes, sweet peppers and carrots, and will be assisted by the federation”.  Drip irrigation makes the most of every drop of water, achieving greater crop yield using half the water.


We at Rosewood know the benefits of using this technology even in a temperate climate like ours, so in drought-ridden like Paraguay it is no doubt going to make a huge difference to what can be achieved.

Will be in touch again soon

Rosie x

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Greetings Friends,

Rosie here.  I know I talk to you almost every month about how temperamental our weather is here in the UK, but it’s been the same again throughout May.  At last the changes have been pleasant ones though – all of a sudden we’ve been blessed with a couple of days of summer weather!  Hooray!  I even put on my shorts and sat in the garden with a long cool drink.  My lovely Rosewood boys have been very busy seeing to all your irrigation systems but they’ve had time to sort mine out too – I do love to see them working up a sweat!

white_bench_in_a_sunny_gardenNow a little bird told me the other day when I was complaining about the rain that we are set for a heatwave this summer, so an irrigation system is going to be all the more useful.  If you haven’t got one yet then do give Rosewood a call so that, rather than worrying about keeping the garden green and healthy, you can spend your time relaxing in the beautiful weather and actually enjoying your outdoor space.  Long may the lovely sunshine continue!!

Speak soon,

Rosie x

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Dear Victoria
…… We have been most impressed by the work your company has carried out and would have no hesitation in recommending you to clients on other properties we manage.
Please pass our thanks to your team.


Lisa Ellis AIRPM
Head of Property Management and Senior Paralegal

Ms Ellis, Integrity Property Management, re. Viridian Square, Aylesbury

Meet Rosie!

Looking forward to getting to know you! Click on Rosie to access my blog and read my thoughts on the world of irrigation this month.


HURRY! Our winter 2017/18 special offer of 10% off new installations will apply to all installs booked to take place during December 2017 or January 2018 – but only while there are still spaces available and only if you mention this offer at the time of enquiring. Next winter may sound a long way off but we get booked up fast, so don’t leave it too late!!!

WANT TO WORK FOR ROSEWOOD? – The vacancy we advertised in the spring, for GARDEN IRRIGATION INSTALLATION OPERATIVES, has been filled successfully, but our small friendly company always needs hardworking, amiable individuals. If you enjoy the outdoors and are eager to learn new skills, have a full clean driving licence and a background in landscaping or similar, we can train you in the specialist skills necessary.  Contact Victoria on 01727 811448 or email Victoria and she’ll be happy to talk to you about the possibility of working for us.

Even more fabulous news!!!: Our lovely clients Mr and Mrs Francis (see news item below) were the overall winners of the 2014 Daily Mail National Gardens Competition! Congratulations from all of us here!

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