One of the comments I get fairly often here is You must have a really big balcony. But I don't really think I have a lot of space. Disregarding the office balcony, where I've only got a couple of containers, here at home I have two balconies - each 10x1m. Twenty square metres in all - not really a huge amount of space.
But it's enormous in comparison to what I'd have if I lived on the ground floor. Whereas from the first floor up every flat has at least one balcony, on the ground floor they only have a windowsill.
Welcome to Colditz.
But one of my neighbours has proved that you can have a garden even in the most limited amount of space. The windows in the photo above are on the right as you face the front door. Here's the identical view to the left.
What a difference a few flowers make.