More warm and dry weather have created good conditions for the last weeks of the Ponds Project.
The spillway at Highgate no. 1 will soon be excavated. When finished it will be covered in turf.
The works are progressing well at Model Boating Pond with one half of the island now complete. You can see photos of the excavator breaking though the clay here.
The turf has now been laid and is establishing well at Ladies Pond, and at Stock Pond. Fencing is temporarily put around the turf to allow it to establish.
The Cathcpit has also be partially turfed.
The wild-flower turf at Mixed Pond is also establishing well. This type of turf, which is being used in many different locations, was specifically grown and contains a mix of native grasses and wilflowers which grow naturally on the Heath.
Aquatic planting has been taking place at Hampstead No. 2, with the creation of some new reed beds on the western bank.
There are further aquatic works to take place in Hampstead No. 1, Mixed Pond, Model Boating Pond and Highgate No. 1 pond.