Containing ostrich ferns/tall shade plants
Hi! I'm surviving the winter by planning the landscaping for my as-yet untouched backyard (will till whole thing under and start from scratch)
I'd like to plant a moist shade border along an ugly chainlink fence. It gets just a glimpse of sun ( about an hour in the morning) but is otherwise shaded by buildings. I'm thinking I'd like to plant ostrich ferns in back to screen the fence, but I hear they spread like crazy, and I want to plant perennials in front of them.
Any ideas for containing them? I I sink some sort of a barrier around them, how deep should it go and how strong should it be?
If that's not possible, what are good tall wet- tolderant shade plants I coul use as screen? (deer resistance is crucial....)