This section is from "The Horticulturist, And Journal Of Rural Art And Rural Taste", by P. Barry, A. J. Downing, J. Jay Smith, Peter B. Mead, F. W. Woodward, Henry T. Williams. Also available from Amazon: Horticulturist and Journal of Rural Art and Rural Taste.
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A small post, 4 1/2 feet long, morticed and braced in a sill, is set 2 feet in the ground, at each end of a row of raspberries, and a wire, about No. 6 in size, is drawn tight from one to the other along the bushes. The vines are kept in their places by a small wire loop, attached by both ends to the wire and encircling all the canes in one stool, or less, as you may fancy. This apparatus is less trouble, when once arranged, and lasts much longer than the old method of putting a stick at each hill, and as it shows but little, of course looks better. Subscribes.