They do suffer with rust and you can cut them back, but I'm not sure that's what this is I'm sure someone will come by soon and give more information .
I think you will find it's a desfontainia
Just been looking on line and it certainly looks like it could be a natural thing with this rose, thank you so much for pointing me in the right direction.
Really I've never heard this but will be highly delighted if that is the case, think I will do a bit of research on lady banks.
Lots and lots of types of fuchsia but if I was taking a quess I would say it's one called Blackie,
but almost impossible to narrow the field down to a spercific name.
Thanks yvisstevis for the feed back, I've since looked up fire blight and in all the pictures the foliage is brown and dying, the foliage on the banksia rose look ok so still not sure what is going on.
Picture would be helpful
Oops sorry I thought the stem with tendrils on was maybe a vine close by, didn't mean to give you the wrong info. I quess we are learning all the time.
I'm keeping my fingers crossed this isn't fireblight on my banksia rose, but any ideas what it could be?
It does look like climbing Hydrangea to me as well if you look carefully at the picture you can see flower buds appearing.