Ben Fenton of Thames21 writes:
We have installed a floating planter into the Limehouse Cut, at its junction with the Lea Navigation, adjacent to Navigation Road in the Bow Locks area. This will provide habitats for fish, water birds and other wildlife, and will help to remediate water pollution.
The 12 square metre planter is planted up with a mix of native wetland plants, including Lesser Pond Sedge, Purple Loosestrife, Water Mint, Yellow Flag Iris, Common Club Rush and Reed Canary-grass.
This is part of our Community Reedbeds project, funded by Thames Water. The site was voted for by the local community in an online poll earlier in the year.
Photos by Ben Fenton/Thames21