Posted: 21/04/2013 at 13:59
They probably will flower yet, the little frits are just getting going this late Spring, and Imperials are usually after those. The smell is one of those love/hate things that divide gardeners, but the flowers are gorgeous - maybe move them further from your nose to where you can admire their beauty without the nasal affront?
As for taking 2 years to flower, last year was so dark and wet, that I imagine they thought better of it - wouldn't you have done? Sometimes things just do this to surprise us and keep us on our toes. I had a clematis that didn't flower for 7 years, I left it in as it was a fern leafed one and covered the area of fence anyway, flowers or not - then 3 years ago it started to flower and has done so ever since!