Climbing Rose Leaves Have Yellow Spots

Question From: R. Chisholm - Tiptonville, Tennessee, United States
Q: I have a 1st year Cottage Farms climbing rose that is starting to develop yellowing spotted lower leaves. What is it and what to do?

A: My guess is your rose is developing a disease called blackspot. Take samples of the leaves to your local independent garden center for a accurage ID and control. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy