This rose doesn't seem quite right ...

There are many different varieties of Roses.  So I'm sure it is a rose.  It's growth could be affected by a lot of lush greenery around it.  

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,618

    When the blooms on that stem have gone over, I would cut it back by half to an outward facing bud.  In the spring(late Feb/early March, depending on conditions) I would prune the weaker stems back hard, down to just 3 or 4 buds, pruning to an outward facing bud; leave the stronger stem alone.  As pruning promotes growth, that should help the bush even itself out a bit.

     After pruning give a mulch of well rotted farmyard manure (don't let it touch the stems) or a dressing of Fish, blood and bone and make sure your rose bush has space to grow - it's looking a bit overcrowded, which won't help the weaker stems. 

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