This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V21", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
During the latter part of October any necessary transplanting may be attended to, but the planting of young roses should be deferred until Spring. The ground intended for them should be well trenched in the Fall, and when about to plant in the Spring give it a good forking over, working in at the same time a dressing of manure, and as the rose requires to be liberally treated it will be necessary (except in the case of uncommonly rich soils) to manure the ground every year. During the Summer keep the rose beds clean and free from weeds; be careful to remove all decayed flowers, as they only tend to weaken the plant, and frequent stirring of the ground will be necessary to prevent the ground from becoming baked and hard, and also to encourage a vigorous growth of the plants.