Posts by Caitlin Bellamy

Illumination Street Winners 2019

This Christmas, people up and down the country have been bedecking and bedazzling their homes to enter the Illumination Street competition, sponsored by Safestyle UK and the brainchild of David Domoney – Chartered Horticulturist – all in an effort to brighten up Britain’s streets this Christmas. The campaign has taken the nation by storm, with…

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Community Christmas trees – Sunday Mirror

This year, IncludeMe2 – a community garden based at Reidvale Allotments, in Glasgow – decided to put together a Christmas display to uplift the local neighbourhood. As the plot is home to wild birds and winter-growing veggies, volunteers work right up until Christmas Day. So, this year,  they’ve incorporated a festive display this year to…

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Taking photos for your entry

Photos are a major part of any competition submission. Whether you are a school/community garden or an ambassador it is essential to get a great set of photos that clearly depict what it is you do! We have put together our 5 top tips (with examples), for improving your images and getting your message across.…

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Illumination Street – a chance for everyone to shine

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and here at Illumination Street, we want to celebrate the incredible work that goes into lighting up home fronts for the whole neighbourhood to enjoy! Through our national competition, we aim to reward these spectacular demonstrations of Christmas cheer with cash prizes up for grabs, and anyone…

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Winter crops for Christmas – Sunday Mirror

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How to write a winning competition entry

You have already done all the hard work by creating your Christmas display – so entering our competition is the easy bit! Here are some top tips to write a show-stopping entry. You don’t need to be a confident writer, you just need to tell us about your display in a way that captures the…

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Growing bulbs over Christmas – Sunday Mirror

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Festoon in festive colour

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Considerations to crafts at Christmas

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Types of Christmas lights

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