"The second half of September is the best time to take hardwood cuttings of roses."
The above quote is from the Telegraph Newspaper, London, England, see link below.
Here is a link that might be useful: link for above
wrong link, Henry.
Try this link. An interesting way to propagate roses.
Thanks Henry I like your postings.
Here is a link that might be useful: Telegraph news
I have had good success starting cuttings in the Fall, but not indoors. I'm sure others can do it but I can't. What works for me is to plant the cuttings on the South side of a building to protect them from the North wind and to get what sun that comes through the Winter. I do everything else the same as I would other times of the year except that I plant them a couple inches deeper. I remove some of the bark and apply rooting hormone and keep the soil damp. I also like to peg or layer roses in the Fall and let the root begin to develop through the winter. Since I'm in a warmer climate this may or may not work for you but I have had at least a 70% success rate with cold weather cuttings outside.
Just as Scott say, works great - I put mine in 'bands' in the ground so they can be easily moved & managed after they are rooted. I start them on a 1 x 20 foot border by our screened-in porch and it faces south. I use a bit of rooting powder and I can agree to a 70-75% or even better success rate.
Great idea in RE: pegging the roses to start new ones, awesome!
Thanks Henry - Jay