The people at our allotment association are all so nice and we are lucky not to have the jealously and bad feeling that many say they experience. It seems some people just take winning too far, however. In what is being treated as suspicious some allotment holders had their plots torched after winning first and second prize at the Bexley in Bloom competition. I think it’s sad when something that should be a enjoyable pastime turns into a must win competition. There is certainly friendly rivalry at our Autumn show but generally everyone likes to see how the plots are coming along and are happy to offer their advice.