Help dividing and transplanting a huge and woody geranium
I grew up in a cold climate, but now we've moved to a so-called Mediterranean climate. Even in a familiar climate, my knowledge of plants was very limited. Now I feel like I know nothing.
We bought a house with an interesting large geranium. It's placed sort of at random and doesn't look right where it is. The geraniums here get huge, more like shrubs, and they live outside year-round. This one's main stem is about two inches in diameter.
It's a striking plant, with mostly red flowers with black edging, and foliage that's spikier or lacier than the typical geranium. We really want to save it.
At the very least, we'd like to transplant it to a more suitable place, but we're not sure something so big would appreciate being moved, and not sure how best to move it.
Ideally, we'd like to divide it in half and put each half in a large pot on either side of our entry gate. Not sure if you can divide something with a two-inch-diameter "stem."
Even to take medium-size pieces from higher up on the plant would involve thick woody stems. It doesn't seem like you could grow roots from those -- or could you?
Thanks for taking the time to read and help! :)