Keeping raspberry plants in bounds?
A friend just shared some of his everbearing Raspberry bushes. My parents grew raspberries; and I remember them being pretty invasive. But then, they lived in the country, and let them grow where they would. They were laissez faire gardeners. Picking the berries was difficult because it was hard to penetrate the thorny tangle.
But I really love raspberries. I live in a suburban yard, only a quarter acre. In what way can I plant these, and keep a handle on them spreading everywhere? I thought of planting them in a row, and not letting them spread beyond it. But having never tried to keep any in check, I don't know how hard this might be. Planting them along one wooden fence would be an ideal location: as long as they didn't march into my neighbor's yard.