Posted: 17/06/2015 at 17:51
Angela depends on what size pots, if you are high, cold winds, have you had a frost lately, do they get enough sun and most important did they dry out. If in small pots they can dry out in no time with the wind or sun, they need to be not dry and not wet, stick a finger in the pot if it comes up clean add water, if muddy stop the water. I use ten inch pots one plant to a pot which up here in the NE are still in the greenhouse, they go out next week into a sunny sheltered spot.
clean up the plants remove any dead or dying material, repot into fresh compost, larger pots for bigger plants. They are hungry animals and mine get some well rotted manure in the base, organic fertiliser will do as well. If you are in a windy area try to shelter the pots but they do need direct sun. Runners pot into small pots and pin down leaving them attached to the main plant until new growth shows then cut the trailer, those will be brought on to fruit in year two and three. Most cultivated strawberries fruit well the second and third year then go back over, you may get fruit just not as much, I get rid of old plants having brought on plenty of runners. Do not worry too much about pot size anything from six inch up will do. Watch the watering and with luck you may yet get some fruit. If in doubt come back and ask.