Cutting the offended stem out would help, but Adam did sat=y he did not want to do that, so I did not offer that advice.
Another reason for disliking Roses!
Fairly normal for this cultivar at this time of year. Ours has had this every year for the last 20 years. It is now a very large tree. No treatment, but you could spray with a fungicide if you wanted to.
That is one severe infestation of scale insects. There are insecticides which will kill it. You need to get one which is based on Horticultural soft soap. The white covering is a waterproof wax which stops the insecticide from reaching the creature. The soap dissolves the wax and whammy!
It i9s not going to be a quick cure either.
Callicarpa bodinieri,. There are a lot of different species as well. Callicarpa americana and C. japonica are very similar to this one.
Looks like Arum maculatum. Very difficult to eradicate as the bulbs/tubers have lots of tiny offsets which soon grow. You can use Weed killer on them, Just add a little liquid soap to the mix, it makes it stick to the leaves.
Well, it spreads for us like Obelixx experienced. There is another one with slightly paler lemon coloured flowers which so far has remained a small clump. Helianthus giganteus 'Sheila's Sunshine'
T'other way round. C. tubulosa has been subsumed into heracleiefolia. However, if you wanted to buy it then it is still sold under the old name.
Our versions of C. heracleiefolia are much more purple than this one though.
Special Perennials have it.
Could even be Clematis tubulosa 'Wyevale', looks very much like ours does.
I sow some now and overwinter in a cold greenhouse, or some I store in the Salad compartment of the 'fridge and sow in gentle heat in early Spring. Both methods seem to work. OR, you could just sow them round the plants and dig up the babies, something else I have often done. Watch out for molluscs on the germinated seedlings though.