Traditional rows a great vegetable-growing technique

That is the opinion of self-styled guerrilla gardener Richard Reynolds, who described the way they were being grown around Patrick Collins’ nine-metre high-rise of glass and stainless steel in the B&Q Garden as an excellent solution.

Writing in the Daily Telegraph, the expert said the traditional rows of herbs and salads were “a great alternative to the typical mixture of spindle bush and berberis that normally fringe a housing development car park”.

Another plus point in the exhibit was the use of a bug tower to provide accommodation to winged creatures, something which councils could definitely implement to keep these valuable garden helpers happy rather than killing them.

The B&Q Garden and many more exhibits can be seen at the Royal Horticultural Society Chelsea Flower Show until May 28th at the Royal Hospital