How to get rid of bamboo?


The previous owners of my property left a large clump of bamboo - the spreading kind  !! Having cut it down to the ground, I had the bright idea of advertising it as 'free to anyone who digs it up'....and it worked, to a point! I am still left with a few roots and - as it has spread into my neighbour's garden - I am expecting it to make a reappearance. I don't want to use chemicals on it as I have a lovely Bottle Brush tree immediately adjacent. Someone told me that the black 'weed barrier matting' (I don't know the technical term!) would stop it coming through, but I find that hard to believe, knowing (from previous experience) that it will push up through patio grouting, given a chance. What's my next best move?

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