Posted: 16/05/2012 at 12:09
Emma, what Alina says is correct but there are always "buts", You have re potted the roses so you could trim them back about a third to take some of the stress off the plant and encourage new growth. Take the cut just above an outgrowing bud, they will spring into life almost instantly.
Cut out any dead wood and any ingrowing branches so you get a rounded plant, you will get flowers although not as many as an established rose, we gardeners always plan for next year so no problem.
Check your pots on a regular basis for water not too wet and never dry out, give them a mulch in a few weeks time if ever we get a summer they dry out quickly.
They do like a sunny position though will stand semi shade, I have a couple that get afternoon and evening sun and it seems to suit them.
If you make a mistake pruning and we have all done that then you have next year to look forward too, mistakes repair themselves in time.