Exactly. That’s what the owners of the canal boats in London must have thought.
Along the Regents Canal in Hackney many houseboats feature small gardens on their roofs, bows and sterns. It is a delight to watch them. Some I photographed today, grow tomatoes and even sweetcorn and strawberries! I also spotted a miniature poly tunnel and a hydroponic system.
So well done to London’s urban gardeners on their boats!
Here below, you can see a small vegetable garden on a boat roof with tomatoes and squash
The owner of the garden is growing sweetcorn, tomatoes and strawberries. There’s also the small poly tunnel I mentioned
Container gardening on two other canal boats
The owners of this boat are even growing a sunflower on the boat! And you can see their hydroponic system on the roof
Some succulent plants in pots grow next to salad in a hydroponic system
Two other boats feature water butts, a selection of herbs in pots and what looks like an olive tree
Tree reflections in the canal
And last but definitely not least, a green canal oasis in the middle of London on the same canal (Hackney, Regents Canal)
I hope you enjoyed the glimpse onto what life is like on Hackney’s Regents Canal