An aspiring gardener who designed a flower border while juggling motherhood and working full-time in communications will see her creation exhibited at the BBC Gardeners’ World Live.

Alexa Ryan-Mills of Hale End Road in Walthamstow came up with the idea of designing a border to allow people with limited green space to increase pollinator populations near their homes.

Her work will feature in the Beautiful Border exhibition at the Birmingham event in June which is expected to attract 90,000 visitors.

Mrs Ryan-Mills, who has a four-year-old son, is “thrilled” to have had her entry chosen by judges and has since enrolled in a garden design course at Capel Manor Horticultural College.

“Pollinator populations are decreasing yet no matter how much space we have outside we can all do our bit to increase their numbers,” she said.

“The border I’ve designed is carefully planted to attract all types of insects in all seasons while being a beautiful place for us humans to enjoy.”

The border called ‘useful and beautiful: a pollinator’s paradise’ is a playful nod to Walthamstow icon William Morris.

The nature-enthusiast is looking for sponsors to help her buy plants and pay for transport to the show and is also hoping to find a permanent home for the border in Walthamstow after the exhibition.

Show manager Imogen Bodimeade said: “Alexa’s border offers a wonderful interpretation of the theme and will be of real interest to visitors coming to the show. It’s even more fantastic to see it will continue to be enjoyed after the show at its forever home in Walthamstow.”