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London's largest living wall - measuring a massive 350 square metres - was unveiled today in a ground-breaking attempt to reduce urban flooding.  The wall, which is made of plants and can store up to 10,000 litres of water, is more than 68ft tall (21 metres).<br />
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It is made up of more than 10,000 ferns and herbaceous plants while 16 tons of soil was used in its formation.  Near Buckingham Palace in Victoria, the wall at the Rubens at the Palace Hotel will brighten up the popular tourist walk from Victoria station to the royal residence.  SEE OUR COPY FOR DETAILS.<br />
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Pictured: The wall of the Rubens at the Palace Hotel covered in the living plants.  A worker adds in the last of the plants.<br />
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