Our neighbour planted a Catalpa bignonioides a few decades ago.
It appears to have enjoyed the location, because it grew enthusiastically.
It’s a beautiful tree.
For 3 days a year, when it displays a mass of orchid-like blossoms.
For the rest of the time, it’s a pain in the arse, shedding massive leaves that either crumble into dust when dry or morph into limpets that attach themselves to every surface.
I say “It’s a pain in the arse”
It WAS a pain in the arse.
The new neighbours took one look at the leaves swirling up and down the road and quickly engaged an arborist to turn it into firewood….
Celebrations lasted days…..
I have a leafblower for sale, only driven on Sundays by a grey-haired old lady