I need to take some of this twine and go work on my dilapidated garden. The salt peas have gone crazy and covered every inch of the fence that they can, still improbably blooming on the very fringes. I trained one intrepid volunteer up the leg of the back porch, where it has now locked its curly feelers into the screen door and the pink blossoms wave back and forth every time we open or close the door. I probably go through a ball of this stuff every spring just to tie the salt peas up onto the fence instead of letting them crawling through the flowerbed in search of grass.
Now that it’s feeling like fall, it’s time to clean up the garden a bit and remove dangling snips of twine that have disintegrated. As much as I hate the chain link fence separating my neighbor’s back yard and ours, having it covered in dead vines looks worse during the winter. At least I’ve managed to wage war on the wintergreen, nasty invasive stuff – a good pruning at the roots several times has brought the beast down with my neighbor’s blessing. It’s still sending up searching tendrils, so perhaps another pruning before the frosts would be a good idea.