In fact there are about two hundred free hyacinths, all in the pink and the same amount of blue ones are due to follow later this week.
They are in fact classed as failures, a bit too small and inconsistent on a pot-by-pot basis, certainly not good enough to sell, and they would have ended up just being thrown away or going on the compost heap. Then the grower suggested they would flower just beautifully in the garden next year and would we like them for nothing. Yes, we would, obviously.
The price was just right and we've given them a home, we've planted them all and hopefully they'll flourish and put on a good show next spring.
They don't look to bad now, never mind next spring.