Why are the buds on my roses just drying and dying ?
Buds drying and dying on any shrub is usually down to drought. That compost looks very dry.
Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.
Those pots need a good drenching to soak the compost thru and then a regular deep drink, not a dribble. In spring, mine get a good bucketful or watering can full each week with more frequent drinks as the weather heats up.
If they've been in those pots a while they'll also need some fertiliser.
Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
I see. Will give it a good drink. Thanks