It's been scorching hot in Johannesburg during the past 2 months, with daytime temperatures between 30 and 36 degrees most days. That's not hot for Africa, but it is unusual for Johannesburg - we have a reasonably mild climate with average mid-Summer temperatures around 28-30 degrees.
My garden is battling in the heat and many plants have died, even with extra watering from the rainwater tanks. I've had to replace several plants, so it's great that most of the nurseries are having sales.
Of course the new plants had to pass the kitty inspection and approval test
This is the view of my garden from my bedroom window