I feel sorry for this little rose. It is doing its very best.
It was bought for the Bon Viveur, who loves yellow, as I do.
We have some tall chimney pots on our supper terrace (4 in all). They used to have Morning Glory in them and I got fed up with it (I still have it on the balcony, which I only use in the morning and the evening, due to the heat).
So I bought two small climbing roses from David Austin in 2016 (the other two pots have clematis).
They have been at their absolute best this year. The Bon Viveur never saw them, but last summer, when I was raving about what a pretty little rose it was, I asked him for his opinion. ‘It’s not my favourite’. Less than satisfactory and I speak to them every day to compensate. They are nearly up to the balcony and, although going over now, will flower again later, but never as beautifully as this.