Posted: 01/04/2013 at 20:10
Age doesn't usually stop a hellebore flowering in my experience. What are its growing conditions. Perhaps it's sulking about something. Heavy clay, too dry, too wet, too anything else. Can't say I've found them particularly fussy though.
Some of my flowers were eaten this year, and the year before last. I blamed muntjacs though nothing was ever proved. Could have been something else. When this happens I can see that there would have been flowers, a stem comes up with some leaves on it and maybe a small side flower. Have you checked yours for signs of this sort of attack?