When I say balcony garden… it is not exactly a garden, or exactly a balcony. We live on the first floor of a tenement building, with shops below us. The shops come out about a metre ahead of our houses, so if you climb out one of our front windows there is a flat space on top of the shop roofs, covered in tar paper, that we can sit out on in the sunshine. So this year I put some of my herbs, a little Christmas tree I found and some summer bedding out there to make a little container garden to look at and sit in. It makes me so happy and yesterday there was a bee there! So I think I must be doing some good too <3
Also, I was wrong about the strawberries, it was actually hawthorn flowers.