Indeed. Spring is March, April, May by my reckoning (the only reckoning that matters, to me). And your Germanic crocuses (crocii?) are farther sprung than my still wary Scottish ones.
It's April 9th, dear Andrew, and my "Krokusse" have faded away. Now there are daffodils enjoying my eyes, first tulips and the magnolia trees.
I'm not sure about this year since winter appears to have staggered to a halt in early February. Usually we have a spring where everything blooms at once in mid-May and then it's summer.
And? Has spring sprung earlier this year in your neck of the wood?