Ok its raining outside what do you do to get ready for winter? Look for catalogues and buy lots of seeds ready for next year!! Nothing better than to plan what you are going to change/do next year. Try something new, a plant or seed you've not tried before - and when it comes up share with others... even have a competition to see who can grow the biggest!
The roses have been cut back for winter - if you leave them too big they will suffer from wind-rock and next year instead of having the roses at nose height they will be too tall for you to smell them. Cut back a third and then in the spring when you see the new shoots cut back further and then hopefully your roses will appreciate it. Any banana skins can be chopped up and spread around the roses - this adds potassium which helps them to flower next year. A good spread of muck or home made compost and the rose will be happy for the winter - Good luck!!!