I said I liked that fence with the hedge. It had a balancing presence to the hedge, though I didn't articulate that. The spacing could vary, especially re dogs and turtles, but I liked what I saw.
A typical viburnum can be beefy. I was questioning a dainty typical bought picket fence (not all picket fences are slight but many promote that aspect even if custom designed) against viburnum.
I have design hundreds of fences and specified hundreds if not thousands of hedges. I was expressing my opinion. On JPB's photo, I liked it.
What we don't know is how high and wide JC expects to maintain his hedge in perpetuity, or what codes are for fencing or hedge heights in his area. We haven't talked about shade in the yard.