I finally did it. I trellised my raspberries like I ought to. Although my corralling system has improved over the years, I finally tired of the canes falling over during high winds or leaning all together when heavy with fruit.
This method involves a sturdy system of 4×4 posts, double cross supports, 16 gauge galvanized wire, eye bolts and turnbuckle screws.
The extra-special improvement for 2015 involves appropriate thinning and twine. Very simply, each fruiting cane is attached to the upper wire on one side or the other of the trellis. Canes are now no closer than 4″ apart and prevented from being blown or bent over. Ta-da!
The other advantage is that there is now ample space for the new canes to come up between the fruiting canes.
I am very very excited to test out this tidy system come spring and summer!