removing seed pod and also cutting back a clematis
now that my butterfly weed plants have beautifully covered the planting bed I am wondering if it is alright to remove the seed pods as I do not have room for more plants popping up. I have and older clematis that blooms in spring and occasionally a bloom or two in summer it is getting unruly if cut back down to about 18\" will it do harm?
Yes, you can dead head the spent flowers.
This article will help with Clematis pruning.