looks more like a yucca in ways but not to worry.
i reckon it is a cramped growing position by the looks of it? that is
it is too close to a structure as as the side shoots develop they need
space to grow.
so you can maybe stake it a bit by putting a stake in on the side that
is leaning away and then use some light rope that has a section of
around 12"s of old garden hose to prevent rope damage to the plant,
leave this stake until the plant has grown past the obstruction, it is
only for support to stop the plant from leaning to a point of no
return, that is maybe falling over.
or trim off all the foliage except for the growing tip, and transplant
the plant, you won't need a huge root ball, and the best time might be
in the growing season which i figure is about now for you?
just to confirm have you tried grabbing the trunk and wriggling it a
littel? if it is firm in the ground then i may be correct if it loose
in the ground then it could mean root damage and then you will have to
transplant the plant, but i can't imagine root damage on a mature
plant in a long time position. if it ahd root damage it probably would
have fallen over by now.
On Mon, 19 May 2008 11:43:06 +0100, garyb
With peace and brightest of blessings,
len & bev
"Be Content With What You Have And
May You Find Serenity and Tranquillity In
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