THE CUT

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'A ROSE IS STILL A ROSE’ (HOW TO DRY YOUR VALENTINES ROSES…)

7th February 2019

Words by Jessica Peace

You’ll need to shove your rose (or roses…) somewhere dark, dry and hot - we’ve become big airing cupboard lovers.

Turn your roses upside down and attach them with string, it’s easier if you tie them to a coat hanger first and find somewhere to hook it to.

Leave for about a fortnight...

Now cherish FOREVER (as long as you’re gentle - they get a bit brittle!)

… But if you don’t have an airing cupboard (renting is cruel) you can bake them

Plonk your roses on a baking tray and whack them in the oven at a low temp (around 130°C if you can get down there)

Check every half hour, it could take up to 3 hours depending on how big your rose head is.