So here you have the before and after of my lovely Lady Sylvia rosebuds. When the cut roses are past their best, we cut off all the tiny buds that will never make it into full bloom. I then dehydrate them in my machine and they come out looking like the ones on the right, but retaining their smell. After that they get distributed in the bedrooms and through out the house. Below is the Gentlemen’s loo with an old wine cooler full of lovely scented potpourri.