The hyacinths I've grown in the garden are way ahead of the tulips. Last year I could make mixed bunches of daffodils, hyacinths and tulips, but that won't be happening this year. Many of the daffodils are peaking now and the hyacinths which normally overlap to a certain extent with the tulips will be over well before the latter come into flower.
I planted a few bags of different varieties based on what I hoped would be really good, pure, interesting colours. I have grown some lovely white hyacinths (see Facebook) because they are perennially lovely, but these here are the hyacinths I was looking forward to seeing. And I'm happy with the mix of amethyst, indigo, lilac, magenta, mauve and violet which are all exciting colours and stand out brilliantly in the garden or on a windowsill. They look even better together in one vase - they create a deep and vivid spot in what is otherwise a white, yellow and green time of year.
The bulbs are, as ever, from Peter Nyssen.