Oh this season is dragging. Quite a few spikes now and even one flower starting it's thrust out of the papery wrapping but not one flower!
We are already 3+ weeks later than last year (Claire Doodle April 22nd), which admittedly was very early and in relation to 2010 we are probably along the same timing lines. That said watching plant after plant (flower) spike and then pause for a week or more (a New Idea spike now at 10 days and counting) is torture.
A good week of warmer, sunnier weather will have them out, though I'm sure they will flower in spite of the current miserable cloudlings and paltry temperatures but waiting, that's the thing. I am not a very patient woman, can you tell?!