Taking a step back to allow others to shine

CONGRATULATIONS to Clair Gow-Moger on winning the ‘Best Hidden Garden’ in this years Battle in Bloom Competition (Observer, August 5).

With no intention to detract from Clair’s achievement in any way, as I am sure it was well deserved, I would like to set the record straight.

My back garden was not actually entered in the competition this year, nor will it be next year, as having won ‘Best Hidden Garden’ for the last five years consecutively, I was told that I may not win this category for the next two years to give others a chance.

Wendy Mansfield

Netherfield Hill