As my usual tube station at Marylebone was closed, I alighted at Edgware Road. What a welcome discovery this magnificent living green wall was, particularly as it is sited right beside the pretty hostile A40 flyover.

New research continues to conclude that green walls (and roofs) help improve city life, including reducing air pollution (typically 10-20% lower nearer green walls than surrounding areas), reducing sound energy (aka noise) and also inner city ‘heat island’ temperatures.

Greening cities is definitely on the agenda – many major cities including Toronto, Munich Tokyo and Copenhagen have made greening commercial urban buildings a requirement.

Urban Greening