Very small creamy yellow rambler rose
I'm staying at a house with a vigorous high mixed hedge in coastal North Norfolk. I'm entranced by a most beautiful tiny yellow rose which is growing healthily through and along the top and sides of the hedge - (sorry no photo - haven't got the right lead with me!) - its a single, cream yellow - only ever opens to a cup shape -very floriferous with tiny yellow cups (less than 1" diameter, all the way up a long approx 18" flowering stem. I'd have said it was a Rosa banxia apart from the single flowers and very very small composite leaves. Each individual leaf stem on the flowering stems has 9 leaf-lets(double pinnate -(so they come off the stem opposite each other - with a final leaf at the end) while the new whippy, mostly unflowering stems' composite leaves have sometimes 11 tiny leaves and sometimes 13. Each small leaf-let is approx between 5 to 7 mm in length.
The newer whippy stems have soft thorns and the flowering stems (last years growth) have small harder thorns.
Its really very beautiful - especially as these small yellow cups contrast so well with the solid green of the hedge thats supporting it. I've looked at pictures of the R.Banxia - and the leaves of the Banxia just look like more normal rose sized leaves (actually I have to say there are more normal sized leaves nearby - 7 leaves to the whole composite this time (no flowers though) ..so maybe the smaller leaves are the original, and the larger the sucker?
Thanks for your help -sorry if the terminology is a bit approximate ! Although I'd love to get hold of one of these roses, I suspect I am going to be told its just a lucky freak that happens sometimes to old roses. Hope not.