Bridge gets a Trim

Bridge gets a Trim

The climbers that clamber over the frame of the Giuseppe Codali Bridge across The Dell are at least a hundred years old. The most dominant species there is the Bougainvillea Bougainvillea glabra, but it includes other species including Ivy Hedera helix and Golden Chalice Vine Solandra maxima. These had not been managed for some years and had become overgrown and a little untidy. They have therefore been pruned quite heavily. We are confident that the plants will spring into action during the warmer months and put on attractive and colourful growth. The trim also helps to alleviate the considerable weight placed on the old bridge by these very large plants.