Is it some sort of pine, I will stop guessing and leave it to the experts
Not a pine - it looks like a yucca to me http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yucca
I'd agree with Dove. Yukka.
Looking at one on the other side of the room right now. Wouldn't survive outside here!
hmm yeah your both right, its a Yucca
I agree with Verdun, don't you have to burn them off ?
Believe it or not, there's a large Yucca growing on Blakeney Point sticking out into the North Sea off the North Norfolk coast
You can see the Yucca if you take one of the boat trips to see the seals
Details and picture of the Yucca here if you scroll down and down and down