There are many Christmas traditions that we’ve done them for years, our parents did them and so did their parents. Giving presents, lights on the tree things like that. With the knowledge we have now, many of us are slightly more conscious about our carbon footprint and use of plastics etc. If you’re looking for…

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When decorating your tree there are some traditions that seem to stick throughout the years. Things such as lights, tinsel and especially what goes on top of your tree. Some people have family heirlooms that have been passed down through generations. The classic tree toppers tend to be an angel or a star both chosen…

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For some, the winter months mean prepping the garden for the winter frosts and potentially ‘closing shop’ for the cold season. As the nights grow darker and the mornings colder, it doesn’t mean you have to say goodbye to your garden until March. You may use gardening as your daily exercise or just love being…

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Back in October we asked you whether you were going to be putting up your Christmas lights earlier this year. This was because we know that 2020 hasn’t been the year that any of us had expected, so we wondered if you were fast forwarding to the festive period. With a second UK lockdown, what…

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Christmas has been on everyone’s mind this week, with worries that we might not be seeing our loved ones. So there is more reason than ever to spread some cheer where you can. Over the past seven months, millions of people have turned to their gardens and local outdoor spaces for respite and solace. And…

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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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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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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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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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MenuHOMECOMPETITIONCOMPETITION CATEGORIESCOMPETITION DATESREGISTERFREE RESOURCESPRESS PAGEPHOTOGRAPHIC CONSENT CloseRESOURCESPOSTERS & FLYERSACTIVITY SHEETSFIND A GARDEN CENTRE CloseBLOG Winter crops for Christmas When it comes to overwintering vegetables, don’t feel penned in by plummeting temperatures and get experimenting instead! There are a lot of winter outdoor crops you can plant outdoors in readiness to produce nutritious harvests when it…

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