Most years I see the first flowers of spring in a graveyard in Deepest Hackney. Beat that. This year, though, I spied crocuses on a roadside verge in Wells before spotting any elsewhere. That was yesterday morning. Yesterday evening, two hours before midnight, I happened to be walking through that Hackney graveyard, looking for Home Secretaries to frighten. I didn't see any, or any spring flowers. But I've just found some in another location on my home patch. Crocuses, that is.