Is it better than panels? Depends on what you like. Maybe you think that natural wood stick fence is more suitable for rustic gardens, but I think it looks great in different kind of gardens. The photos I am sharing were taken at Floriade, World Horticultural Expo last year in Netherlands. Simple wood stick fencing used in different places looked stylish, simple and natural. Combines well with rusted steel elements.
It maybe sounds odd, but I remember in 2008 I’ve spotted similar kind of fence in one of Warsaw’s districts (Rembertow) – posted here. Not everyone needs to like it. This stick fence is a history. I was there last month and it’s gone, replaced with mesh metal wire fencing.