“Supermarkets have almost killed off our trade. I know that we can’t compete with their prices, but we provide a personal touch and pride ourselves in producing high quality floral sprays for happy occasions as well as exquisite and personally designed funereal wreaths etc. We will go out of our way to provide the customer with what they want and they are always really delighted with that personal touch in the finished product.
“I must admit Ponts Hill is not the best ‘passing trade’ selling spot for us. We are a little off the beaten track, but we are a florist with a difference. You see we are also part of R.J. Pepper & Son Funeral Directors so we design and make up top of the range funeral wreaths for their clients. We’ve created a racing car wreath for a Step Dad; a yellow submarine for a daughter and even an Eddy Stobart Lorry wreath. But on a more happy note, we love creating wedding bouquets, Valentine and Christmas floral sprays which makes our job really worthwhile,” said Kathy Follen who along with colleague Lorraine East both previously worked together at Brenda’s Flowers in Soham.
They are both expert florists and spend their time designing exquisite creations which any top designer would be proud of.
R.J. Pepper & Son Funeral Directors came about because there wasn’t a funeral parlour in Littleport, Richard and Mandy Pepper who already own funeral parlours in Soham and Cottenham decided to take up residence at 2 Ponts Hill which was once Jim Harrison’s Cycle Shop where I bought my bicycle some 15 years ago, and which I still own. Writes Cathy Gibb
Sadly Mr Harrison died on 10th of June 2012 and his funeral was to be the first that R.J. Pepper & Son arranged from their new Littleport premises.
“They go out of their way to help,” said Bob Garwood, Chair of the Ex- Servicemen’s Club.
“My daughter was feeling poorly so I thought to cheer her up, I’ll go and order some flowers from Flowers by Chloe. They gave advice and help you choose the right flowers for the occasion. My daughter did get the flowers on the day and I am delighted to say that the happiness that lovely bouquet brought helped her recovery.”
You can always take a look yourself at their magnificent floral wedding sprays, bright and brilliant balloons plus radiant ribbons for every special occasion, and don’t forget all those other florist accessories. You will certainly be spoilt for choice when you order from Flowers By Chloe and just see those magnificent magical creations yourself by logging onto their page on Facebook.