I bought some Carambolas several years ago, they were a named variety but can't remember which one now. The name was a letter of the alphabet and a number. I'd built up a garden bed with what I thought should have been good soil. Turns out it was the exact opposite. Always planned to move the trees to a better location but meantime they hardly grew and often died back a bit, never getting taller than about waist height. It's actually quite surprising that they survived at all.
Eventually I made up some good garden beds and with the rain we've been having decided it was time for the move. But only for 2 of the trees, the 3rd would have to wait. So late yesterday afternoon after a lot of rain and while it was still spitting I dug 2 of them out. The "soil" was very gravelly and didn't hold together too well. Also, couldn't dig down too far so some of the tap root was damaged.
They were wheelbarrowed around to their new home and FINALLY into good soil. It was overcast so no sun before evening and still a bit wet overnight. Today there was rain again before the sun got around to the transplanted trees giving them more time to settle in.
One of them in the new good soil.